Luke 12:35-13:21John 9:1-41John 9:3-5, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,' said Jesus, 'but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
When you see something that seems wrong, do you try to associate blame? In today's reading, the disciples see a man born blind, and they assume that his blindness is someone's fault. This was a common way of thinking about suffering in those days. Sickness and disability were often believed to be a result of sin somewhere in the family line. But Jesus complicates things even more by implying that God allowed the man to be blind so that his healing by Jesus could help people see the works of God being done. This is hard to understand – there is no getting around that. Human suffering is a lot more complicated than we would like to believe. Sin has broken this world in ways that go beyond our understanding.But what's great about God is that He works through all things for our good and His glory. Although this man suffered, His sight was restored! And through it, the spiritual sight was of others was regained as well! Unfortunately, many people are groping through the darkness of sin and self-reliance, blind to what they most need – Jesus' healing touch! But the moment we place our faith in Jesus, believing that through Him all things are possible, He touches our hearts and opens our eyes to a new life of possibility, freedom, and purpose anchored in God's absolute truth.How is your spiritual vision? Are the eyes of your heart open and receptive to change? Allow the Lord's healing touch to bring about clarity and focus into your life!
Dear Lord, I want to have a 20/20 spiritual vision. Open the eyes of my heart to see what You want me to see and guide my hands to touch the lives of others with Your message of hope and everlasting change. In Jesus’ name, Amen.