Read: Matthew 20:29-34
Some of us know what it’s like to need help with our physical sight. Oh, what a great experience to put on a new pair of glasses and see clearly again! Almost like seeing everything new for the first time!
What about our spiritual sight? Have things been getting “blurry”? Do we need help with our spiritual “vision”?
Jesus healed the blind
The Bible records several instances in which Jesus healed blind people. But never was the restoration of physical sight the end of the story. In the case of the two men outside of Jericho, for example, their new sight also led to following Jesus.
This devotional isn’t meant to be a medical analysis, but there are a number of reasons for people having physical blindness. The same is true for spiritual blindness – or nearsightedness. People who wear glasses know the importance of regular cleaning; what good is the prescription if the glasses have fingerprints and dust all the time?
New vision for the new year?
Maybe it’s time for a visit to the Great Optometrist. We can ask God to remove the blinders that hinder us from seeing Him as Lord of our lives. We can ask him for a renewed vision for the possibilities for service and for showing Christ’s love to others. We’re tempted to mention seeing new blessings ahead, but we should also pray for the ability to see the blessings He has already provided.
May we have 20/20 spiritual vision in the coming new year.
1. What have we allowed to “cloud” our spiritual vision? (Pray that God will remove them.)
2. What might God be asking us to “see” in the weeks and months ahead?
3. What can we do (with God’s help) to clear up the “fog” that prevents us from seeing His blessings and His leading?