“Blind Men”

         Matthew next shares with us that after healing the young girl that had died; two blind men approach Jesus.  These two men could not see Jesus any more than we can.  They could only hear the testimony of others, just like us.  Also they did not really fully understand the whole “salvation” prayer that we talk about.  They simply called out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”  Jesus did not sort out their theology.  He simply asks, “Do you believe I can do it?”

27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”  28 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.  29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region. (Matthew 9:27-31)

         In so many ways we are blind too.  We can’t see the whole picture.  We do not know the factor driving that other who is the focus in our prayer.  We do not know the skeletons in their closet and the wounds the other carries that affect their behavior.  They do not know all the skeletons we carry around that give us trigger spots.  I love the songs that pray, “Open my eyes Lord and help me to see.”  Let us pray today for God to open our eyes that we might see more clearly, that we might love more dearly, and we might follow him more nearly.  Lord, have mercy on our blindness!

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