2014-02-03 - What Would a Blind Man Say?
"We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind." (John 9:20 NIV)
I was born blind and spend my days begging on the street. One day, that all changed. Jesus saw me, and I was healed. For the first time in my life, I was able to see. Those who witnessed the transformation asked how it was possible. I gave Jesus all the credit. The Pharisees, religious leaders of the time, did not believe I was born blind, so they asked my parents.
My parents confirmed my blindness at birth but said they did not exactly know how I received my sight, and to ask me. They were afraid to get involved, for if anyone acknowledged Jesus as the Christ, they were ostracized.
Its good my parents were confident I could defend myself, but I was disappointed in their actions. I needed them on my side. I wanted them to rescue me from this ridiculous line of questioning from the Pharisees. My parents didnt. They were looking out for themselves. Though I know no one is perfect, it still hurts.
I can rejoice in the fact that I can see! I am no longer a blind man, and for that I am very grateful.
Lord, Show me how to be less self-centered when someone needs me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.