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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.

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Listen

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

John 9:1–5

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Think

Blind spots. We all have them; people and situations in which we fail to see the big picture.

How many times do we who claim to be disciples of Jesus Christ ask the wrong questions or misplace our focus? We are so quick to make snap judgments about others that we turn a blind eye to possibility. We see something that must have a simple explanation (either this man or his parents sinned) instead of mystery and potential. We assume sin in our neighbor, when often we ourselves are the ones in need of healing.

Perhaps those blind spots in our own life are gifts yet to be revealed, places where the light of Christ can break through. The good news is that possibility isn’t limited to our own experience or imagination. Possibility is limitless with God.

Neil Myer

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Pray

O God, thank you for showing me that your possibilities are better than my own. Help me be slow to judge others, and quick to pray that not my will, but yours be done. Amen.

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Go

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

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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