Daily Reflection – 12/6/19
As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him. Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread word of him through all that land.( Matthew 9:27-31)
Healing is a powerful force in our lives – be it physical or emotional. We all reach a point that we seek healing and ask for the strength to go through an adversity.
There are questions for all of us that flow from this. What is the healing that we wish to ask Jesus for? Do we cry out to Him? Do we follow Him? Do we truly believe that Jesus has the power and the desire to heal us? Do we trust that Jesus will answer our prayer? Have you ever cried out to Jesus but He didn’t seem to hear you? If/when this happens, how will you respond? Will you turn and walk away from Jesus? Or will you continue to cry out, trust and follow Him?
What about those who have offended us either personally or by the way they are living?
Do we really believe that Jesus can heal them? When we pray for them, do we ever say “Yes, Lord, I believe that you can heal my friend, or family member.” or “Yes, I believe you can heal this situation?” The spoken word has power. If it didn’t, Christ would have just healed these two blind men on the spot and been on his way. But, he didn’t. He asked them to say the words, “Yes, Lord” to affirm their belief in him.
We need to affirm. To affirm, we need light. Clouds, like distractions, can block the sun’s rays. Sin, like the night, can turn off the light! Seek, clear and believe. This is today’s message. The blind men are holy today because they sought and things cleared up for them. Our lives are in His hands. He knows what is good for us. We need to remove the cataracts from our eyes so as to see much more clearly! To remove the cataracts, we need to step out in faith and walk away from our egotistical blindness into the light of Him who loves us. Are you willing to do that today? Walk in total faith? Trust in total faith?
Prayer of The Day
Dear God, give us eyes to see the blessings all around us and hearts and tongues eager to share what we witness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Christmas is fast approaching and there are very few perfect families or perfect friendships. In fact, sometimes the most perfect, Christian families or our most devout friend, can be the ones who are the most judgmental of others who are not like them. We need to be careful of this trap. We have to judge situations sometimes, but we are called to not judge the person.
Advent is not just a time to seek the Lord; it can also be a time to clear things that distract us from the Lord.