Blind Faith

Have you been in a situation in which you did not see what others saw? Were you unable to follow along with the logic of an instructor? Did you not see the animal shape in the cloud because of the angle you were looking? Did you feel left out because you did not see?

We have all been there. Someone points out something odd they see, and we don’t see it. It doesn’t matter if it’s an animal shape in the clouds, a deer standing in the tree line, or someone dressed funny in the shadows of a building. We feel left out when we don’t see what others see.

Now, think about what it is like when you finally see it. Suddenly, the animal image appears in the clouds. Now you cannot not see it, right? It’s like those images that are two-in-one brain teaser images. If you look at it one way, it is a woman crying. If you look at it another way, it a girl dancing. Once you figure out how to maneuver your brain from one to the other, you can see both.

We have multiple stories of Jesus performing various healings. He uses the healings as a form of teaching. There is a lesson in each healing, but we must open our eyes to see it. Sure, there is the benefit of the healing. There is also an object lesson within the healing depending on the circumstance.

In today’s passage we see Jesus heal two blind men. Jesus heard their cry for mercy. He didn’t stop out in the street to heal them. He went into a house and the men came in to Him. Jesus asked about their faith. He didn’t ask what had happened. We don’t know if they were born blind or had a disease that blinded them. We don’t know how young or old they were. It isn’t even really about the blindness. It is about their faith. Faith is what Jesus is looking for in these two men and in us.

I pray we all put our faith in Jesus. I pray we see the lessons within the actions of Jesus. I pray each one of us understand that Jesus did everything for a purpose, and He still does. See Jesus’ lessons. See Him work on multiple levels. Put your faith in Jesus. Open your eyes. Truly see Jesus.

Matthew 27:30a As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; and their sight was restored.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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