This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
Today, I am thinking about how Jesus can use us to open the eyes of others.
Lately I have spent a lot of time thinking about how Jesus healed a man who had been blind since birth. To heal this man, Jesus spit on the ground, made mud with his saliva, and smoothed this mud over the blind man’s eyes.
Then, he instructed the man to wash the mud off. When the man returned from cleaning himself, it was with his full sight.
What’s truly fascinating about this is that the man was known all around town as the blind man. Therefore, once he was healed, everyone began inquiring about how something like that could happen and asking who had healed him.
When questioned, the man consistently professed that Jesus had, in fact, healed him.
This caused a great division. Some people believed that if Jesus had the power to restore the man’s sight, a man who had been blind since birth, then Jesus must not be an ordinary man. However, there were others who believed that Jesus was a sinner, and that no sinner could be acting on behalf of God.
Jesus was able to demonstrate though, that he was truly no ordinary man. He restored the sight of a blind man to open the eyes of many, proving that he had been sent by God, and that he was, in fact, the Messiah and the light of the world.
It is clear that while God may not restore our eyesight per say, He is constantly using us to help open the eyes of those around us.
The next time we want to be reminded about how God is using us to reach others, let us cling to these words: “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NIV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, be proud that God is using you to open the eyes of others.