Monday, November 10, 2008

random thoughts... (part 2)

...thoughts about what I've been reading...

So the more I read God's Word, the more I realize this is my story.  I mean really, I'm not trying to be self-absorbed, every day, every page, more about me.  And the more I think about it, I hope you realize it's about you to.  It's my story, but it's your story too.

So I'm reading John chapter 9, the story of a man who was blind from birth.  Jesus does this really cool, while kind of repulsive, thing.  He spits in the dirt, takes what I imagine to be his finger to stir the dirt and saliva into mud, then pats it firmly into this guys eyes.  I wonder what the blind guy thought, and I wonder what he felt, and I wonder what he thought this man was putting on his face.  After the mud was set, Jesus sends they guy to a local pool to wash his face.  Hmm.  Anyway, the guy does it and for the first time in his life he is able to see.  Colors, light, everything before he could only feel, smell, hear, or imagine, he can SEE.  Then, get this, the man when asked who did this he answers, "The man they call Jesus."  He doesn't even know who gave him his sight.  Soon after he decides that Jesus must be, at least, a prophet.  He then determines Jesus must be sent from God.  In conclusion, he acknowledges Jesus as LORD!

But, that's my story!!  No, I've never physically been blind.  But before I knew Jesus, I was blind.  My eyes were closed to the world around me.  Sad to say, until the past few years I was blind to the world around me.  But Jesus opened my eyes.  But when I first knew Jesus, I didn't really know who he was, just some guy.  Then I learned, no, he is a very good teacher.  No, no, he must be associated with God.  Oh, wow, no, not at all, he is God in flesh, and he touched me.  He opened my eyes; he changed my life, my perspective.

Jesus goes on to have an encounter with the Pharisees.  While physically, they can see clearly, Jesus tells them they are blind.  Isn't that how we are, the more we think we know, and the closer we think we are to God, the more we realize that, YES, we have a visual perspective, but we really cannot SEE at all.


Amanda H. Avery said...

I feel like singing...."this is my story this is my song"


Kelly Albright said...

I feel like singing "Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord, Open the Eyes of My Heart, I want to see You, I want to see You..."

Gotta love having His song in your heart. (It makes me happy, anyways.)

Thanks for the thoughts.

kbc said...

Thank you Kellar.