“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.
He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
Opening your eyes, it seems like such a simple task for those of us with vision. Wake up in the morning and almost without thought - bam - your eyes are open and you can see.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like not to be able to open your eyes, or at least not be able to see? I imagine most of us would do whatever was suggested to us to have our eyesight restored. And a good thing too, because Jesus has a fairly interesting solution to this problem. Make some mud with his own saliva, put it on the man's eyes and then tell him to go wash off the mud and then 'open his eyes'. I'm not sure about you but if this where me I'd be questioning Jesus every step of the way.
Whether or not this man questioned Jesus, what we do know is that in the end, he did exactly as Jesus told him and as a result his vision was restored. Follow this story all the way to the end and you will see he received not only his physical sight but also came to see who Jesus really was - he had his 'spiritual eyes' opened as well.
What is Jesus asking you to do that might open your eyes to some part of your life He wants to address? Maybe Jesus is asking you to do something unexpected in the life of someone else so that His love might shine through and correct the vision of those living in darkness. Either way the only question really is are you going to do what he asks you to do?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, Please open the eyes of my heart to see the world and those around me the way you see. Give me the wisdom and courage to go and do the things you want me to do, those things that will bring healing and fulness of life to me, and through me to others. Amen
Today's devotion written by Mathew von Stanke, LifeWay Newcastle