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Week 39 Day 5
what a marvelous gift
to be able to see
words on a page
yet we look and do not see
looking past people
looking through things
looking at our neighbor's sin and not our own
looking at goodness but missing it
when we are blind and do not see
the question of why and who is to blame
is a troubling one
wondering if our unhappy condition is because of
some sin we have committed
some sin that someone else did
and discovering there is no simple answer
sometimes yes and no
when we allow our eyes and our lives to be touched by Jesus
good things begin to happen
his touch brings healing
shows us the way
gives us hope for the future
helps us to see in a way we have not seen before
what a gracious gift
CAN ANYBODY SEE?
It takes eyes of faith to recognize the Light of the World.
John 8 & 9
2Jesus came again into the temple. People came and He sat
down and taught them. 3Then the scribes and Pharisees brought
to Him a woman caught in adultery. When they had set her in the
midst, 4they said to Him, 5"Moses, in the law, commanded us
that such should be stoned. What do You say?" 6But Jesus
stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger.
7When they continued asking Him, He raised Himself
and said, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a
stone at her first." 8Again He stooped down and wrote on the
ground. 9Then those who heard it, being convicted by their
conscience, went out one by one. 10When Jesus raised up and
saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are
those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you? Neither
do I condemn you; go and sin no more."
12Jesus spoke again, "I am the light of the world. He who
follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of
life." 1As Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from
birth. 2His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned,
this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents, but that
the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I must work
while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.
5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and
made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind
man with the clay. 7He said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of
Siloam." So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
8Those who previously had seen him blind said, "Is not this
he who sat and begged?" 9Some said, "This is he." Others
said, "He is like him." 10Therefore they said to him, "How
were your eyes opened?" 11He answered, "A Man called Jesus
made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to the pool
of Siloam and wash.' I went and washed, and I received sight."
12They said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."
13They brought him to the Pharisees. 14Now it was a
Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
16Therefore some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said,
"How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And there
was a division among them.
This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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