To be touched, helped, lifted up along the way. To be made whole.
Everyone longs for these things, especially in seasons of darkness and self-doubt.
God’s intent is that all the world will be mended—every nation, every person. Let that healing begin now in you.next >
Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered, “And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” He said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped him.
Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”
John 9:35–41next >
We like to be right don’t we? Among my family and friends, any dispute of trivial information results in a Google search. Once a reliable source is confirmed, someone is proven right and someone is proven wrong.
Yet, sometimes we’ve held our view for so long, we convince ourselves that the wrong answer is still right. We won’t even consider hearing otherwise. Our pride is at stake. Admitting we were wrong might be perceived as weakness. Our ego may need a healing touch, but we aren’t about to tell anyone.
When we dig our heels in so deep that we refuse to be open to the work of God in our midst, we remain blind to the light of the world that has been with us since the very beginning.
Neil Myernext >
God, remind me it is not important that I have all the answers. Help me be open to seeing you in all times and places, even when your ways are beyond my human understanding. Amen.next >
Go now with a willingness to see things as they are,
And imagine the world as it could be.
We all have a story to tell
And experiences that shape what we see.
But there is healing in the truth God brings
And enough light to see just ahead,
For God is already in the place where you are going.
Neil Myer is a child of God, husband, dad, and currently-retired sportscaster with a theological education. He serves as director of Christian education and youth ministry at Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Solon, Ohio.
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