I Am Blind
blind man was sitting on the steps of a building with
a hat by his feet and a sign that read: "I am
blind, please help." A creative publicist was
walking by him and stopped to observe that he only had
a few coins in his hat.
Without asking for his permission, took the
sign, turned it around, and wrote another
announcement. He placed the sign by his feet and left.
That afternoon the creative publicist returned by the
blind man and noticed that his hat was full of bills
and coins. The blind man recognized his footsteps and
asked if it was he who had re-written his sign.
He wanted to know what he had written on it.
The publicist responded, "Nothing that was
not true. I
just rewrote your sign differently."
smiled and went on his way. The blind man never knew,
but his new sign read:
"Today is Spring - and I cannot see it."*
is quite possible for one to have a great need, and
not be able to pinpoint it, much less describe it.
In fact, It is possible for one to be
completely blind to his/her greatest need (see
Revelation 3:17). In the Word of God, our greatest
need is revealed before our eyes: salvation
us from God, our Creator (Isaiah 59:1-2).
Sin BLINDS us to the real purpose for
our existence. Sin
DECEIVES us, taking us down the path that leads
to destruction (Matthew 7:13).
Word of God also reveals the Solution to our greatest
Jesus is the Way to salvation and an eternal
home in heaven (John 14:1-6).
Those who place their trust
in Him (Acts 16:31), repent
of sin (Acts 17:30-31), confess
Him before men (Romans 10:9-10), and are baptized
(immersed) into Christ for the forgiveness of sins
(Acts 2:38), He heals them from their greatest malady:
who continue to follow Him in obedience to His will,
He will continue to cleanse from all sin (1 John 1:7).
John 9, we find the account where Jesus healed a man
that was born blind.
In healing this man, Jesus gave him "
DOUBLE VISION": his physical AND his spiritual eyesight. One
may see in this account not only how this blind man
received his sight, but also how he developed FAITH in
Jesus as the Son of God.
In the presence of the formerly-blind-man and
some self-righteous Pharisees, Jesus said, "For
judgment I have come into this world, that those who
do not see may see, and that those who see may be made
blind" (John 9:39).
there are NONE so blind as those who will not see!
"see" that Jesus is Godís Son, the
solution for our spiritual blindness?
Wonít YOU respond to
Him in trusting obedience?
David A. Sargent,
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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