Luke 18

Today we are reading Luke 18. In this chapter we read about Jesus healing the blind man in Jericho. “As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.” Luke‬ ‭18:35-43‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Being able to see is important to us. However, if we are blind there are a lot of resources that can help us to get along in society. In the time of Jesus, there were a few cultural/religious practices that encouraged charity but any person in such a situation lived on the fringe of survival. For Jesus to restore the man’s sight changed his life! As tenuous as blindness can be spiritual blindness is far worse. The result is eternal suffering. How can God use you to heal the spiritual blindness of others? May God bless you to witness the birth of a Christian! Pastor Tim

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