Saturday, May 17
Posted: Saturday, May 17
1 Samuel 20:1-21:15
Verse of the day:
“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:25)
One thing that I definitely take for granted is my sight. Being able to see this world and all of it’s beauty is something I am so glad I can experience! The beauty of my wife, the great outdoors, not to mention how much easier it is to live life! In today’s reading, we’re introduced to a man who who born blind. He had never used his sense of sight, ever. All he knew was darkness. He’d never seen grass, sand, buildings, colors, people, or what his own face looks like.
When Jesus walks by, his disciples asked what it is that the man or his parents did to deserve this. Jesus explained that it was nothing related to sin, but so that God can be seen through him. There’s power in those words! There may be something in your life now that you can’t understand why it’s happening to you and question if you’ve done something wrong, and the answer may simply be that God wants to use YOU and YOUR situation to make himself look great and bring others to him.
Moving on in the story, Jesus heals the man and gives him sight for the very first time. He goes to tell and show everyone that he’s healed! The Pharisees, who had a hate on for Jesus, refused to see the power of God demonstrated through this man and were so determined to downplay it. They interrogated the man and his experience and the man after all this scrutiny says these powerful words, “I don’t know who Jesus is, I don’t know if he’s a good man or bad guy, all I know is that HE healed me and gave me sight for the very first time!”
Jesus is in the healing, restoring, justifying business. Once this man had an experience with Jesus, his life was changed forever. The same is true for us today! If we seek out Jesus our lives can be as drastically affected as this man’s was. God wants to use your life for his glory, will you let him?
Pastor Joshua Humpa // Special Events Pastor