I once was blind, but now I see
Gratitude flows freely when you are given a desired gift that was not previously yours. Think of a thoughtful birthday gift, a new friendship, or even a glass of cold water on a hot summer day. It is easy to be thankful for such things.
In contrast, the more we grow accustomed to God’s blessings on a daily basis, the easier it is to take them for granted. For example, we’re not normally as thankful for functioning parts of our body until one of them is injured.
In Sunday’s passage, John 9:1-41, Jesus heals a man who was born blind. This was a life-altering miracle, an incredible gift. As always our Lord uses this healing to teach us deeper spiritual truths. He says, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind” (John 9:39).
What do you “see” when it comes to Jesus? Ironically, those who think they can see apart from Christ are the blindest of all, while those who admit that they are blind are given sight by the Light of the World.
Join us on Sunday as we seek to apply this wonderful story.