“Lord, I want to see,” he replied. ”
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”
Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus,
All of us are blind in some way. This is particularly true in respect of our knowledge and understanding. It is not only impossible for us to know and understand everything that is available to us, we cannot even understand fully the people and things that are a part of our everyday life and work. What is more we do not truly know and understand ourselves.
One person will look up at the glory of the night sky and be speechless before its revelation of the majesty and glory of God. Another will be amazed at the cleverness of man in putting someone on the moon. One person will weep with awe and joy over the love of God revealed in the Scriptures. Another will see only a literary style and record of strange events. One will see grace and come to the Lord. Another will see law and miss Him completely.
This blind man saw the Lord and followed Him. It is the only way to enter into and deepen our relationship with God, with His people and with ourselves. He is forever leading us onwards, revealing to us hidden depths of life and truth, and opening before us the vistas of the glory and love of God. Even when He opens our eyes to our own sin it is so that we can know and experience the wonder and beauty of His forgiveness.
Ask God to open your eyes to the Truth – today and every day.
Lord I want to see – more and more of the Truth, and of the wonder of Your glory, majesty and love. Amen.