“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Never since the world began has it been heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”John 9:5, 32-33
The Gospel of John chapter 9, narrates the encounter between Jesus and a man born blind.
The miracle stirred a lot of controversy among those who didn’t want to believe that Jesus was from God.
They refuted the man’s testimony of his healing and even brought in his parents to testify if he had been born blind.
The most remarkable part for me is when the man (who had now received sight) began to speak to the pharisees and leaders about the Divine power and authority of Jesus.
Not only had he received physical eyes, his spiritual sight was restored!
How incredible this is.
When we ask Jesus for sight, we are acknowledging our spiritual blindness and our need for vision to see His power and glory.
This reminds me of the characteristics of David when Samuel met him the first time. The (ESV) Bible describes David in this way:
I am struck by this particular characteristic, he had beautiful eyes.
Oh how wonderful this is.
Because if we dig deeper we realise that David’s physical eyes were a reflection of his spiritual eyes.
No one can ever contest that David’s spiritual eyes were sooo beautiful!
He saw the beauty in God’s Works, His Will, His Ways, His Calling, His Mercy, His Healing, His Power to Save, His Glory, His Presence…
In everything David saw the beauty of God and proclaimed it boldly with psalms.
He composed almost all the songs recorded in the Book of Psalms.
Others were composed through his instructions.
The beauty of the Jerusalem temple that his son Solomon built, was realised from the provisions that he had made for the temple before his death.
Oh, how awesome it is to have beautiful eyes, that we may see and declare the glorious power of our God!
Today, let us ask for sight.
Crying out loud, like the blind man Bartimeaus, “LORD, that I may see.”
Trusting that God Who always does exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ever ask or imagine, will give us new sight in Jesus Christ His Son.
LORD Jesus, please give me new sight that I may see.
I need to see clearly.
LORD, I am blind and have lost my vision.
I humbly come to You, Who are the restorer of all vision.
Heal my eyes again, as You will, that I may see.
Give me beautiful eyes LORD, to see Your glorious beauty and declare it boldly with the beauty of Your gifts.
Thank You God for hearing me and restoring my sight.
You are God of all vision! And I praise Your Name forever.
Always & Forever,
To the Lamb,
With all my ❤
22 Mar 2020