Devotional: Spiritual Blindness
Christian Women's Devotion on the Healing of the Blind Man
In this story we see two kinds of blindness. One
is 'Physical Blindness' with the blind man that
Jesus healed. The second is 'Spiritual Blindness'
that the Pharisees had, regarding Jesus. A miracle
had taken place. This man that was blind - reduced
to begging, was totally healed. Jesus gave him sight.
Some of these Pharisees were so blind to think that
just because it was the Sabbath, God could not heal!
How blind is that! They were more concerned with the
letter of the law than the actual miracle that took
place. Are there times in our own experiences, where
we may miss out on what God is doing because we think
it shouldn't be done that way? We can't put God in a
box and think He must act a certain way. God's ways are
higher than our ways. We limit ourselves and how far we
will go with God because we limit Him.
Why did Jesus need to mix mud and smear it on the blind
man's eyes? Why couldn't He just 'speak the word' to heal
him? Could it be because it was the 'Sabbath' (V:14), and
He knew the hearts of the Pharisees? Their spiritual
blindness got in the way of 'seeing' this miracle that
May we never be that way. Let us rejoice in the miracles
God does in people's lives. Let us not limit what God can
do. Ask Him today to open the eyes of your heart so you
But even if our Gospel (the glad tidings) also be hidden
(obscured and covered up with a veil that hinders the
knowledge of God), it is hidden [only] to those who are
perishing and obscured [only] to those who are spiritually
dying and veiled [only] to those who are lost. For the god
of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they
should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing>
the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ
(the Messiah), who is the image and likeness of God. - 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (AMP)
O Lord Jesus, make me see
The wondrous things you do
Open the eyes of my heart
To clearly see it's you.
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