New Testament

A Question For The Scribes by Mark Nenadov

Mark 12:35-37

At one of Jesus’ temple-teaching sessions
He posed the people a revealing question
“How can the scribes say
that Christ is the son of David?”
He then turned to the Spirit-inspired Word
to Psalm 110:1—the Psalm about the Priestly King
which Acts 2:34-26 says is all about Him
showing that the scribes’ Christology was absurd.
by Mark Nenadov

Bartimeus Restored by James Grahame (1800s)

Blind, poor, and helpless Bartimeus sat,
Listening the foot of the wayfaring man,220px-Rev_James_Grahame
Still hoping that the next, and still the next,
Would put an alms into his trembling hand.
He thinks he hears the coming breeze faint rustle
Among the sycamores; it is the tread
Of thousand steps; it is the hum of tongues
Innumerable: But when the sightless man
Heard that the Nazarene was passing by,
He cried, and said, – ‘Jesus, thou Son of David,
Have mercy upon me!’ and, when rebuked,
He cried the more, ‘Have mercy upon me!’ –

Thy faith has made thee whole,
so Jesus spake,
And straight the blind Beheld The Face of God.

by James Graham