As Jesus approached Jericho,
a blind man asked who was going by.
When they told him, Jesus of Nazareth,
“Jesus, Son of David,” he did cry.
“Have mercy on me,” the beggar yelled,
the crowd replied with firm rebuke.
So louder he called out to Christ,
as this story tells us in Luke.
Jesus, full of compassion,
stopped and ordered him brought near.
He asked him what he wanted.
“My sight,” he said without fear.
Jesus said, “Receive your sight,
for your faith has healed you.”
The sight of that blind beggar
seems to have been the clearest view.
For when we look by faith,
instead of what is seen,
our view becomes the clearest,
to learn what true faith means.
(Response to Luke 18:35-42)
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that true sight is not dependant on what our eyes can see, but rather on what You reveal to our hearts. Teach us to trust You and Your character, rather than how things around us appear. Forgive us for relying on our own vision, as we are all a bit blind to what You have in store for each of us. Help our hearts hold the hope of our heavenly home, and may we live out our days with our eyes on that prize, rather than on that which is temporary. Lead us in love, so that we may walk by faith and not by sight. As we walk, use our willing obedience to touch hearts and transform communities, so that all eyes may truly see You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present