Scripture | Luke 18:40-42
And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.”
Helen Keller was an accomplished author, activist and lecturer. This was no small feat considering that an illness caused her to lose her sight and hearing before she turned two years old. Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” If we are honest, there are times when our vision gets “real blurry” and we find ourselves groping around like a blind man. In moments like this we can cry out to the LORD.
There was a certain blind man who sat by the side of the road begging. He heard that Jesus was passing by and he cried out saying: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” There were people who told him to be quiet, but that just made him cry out even louder. Desperate people do desperate things, and they do not care who hears or sees them. Jesus heard his cry, stopped and commanded that they bring the man to Him. Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The man replied, “LORD, that I may receive my sight” (Luke 18:35-41). When we experience times of spiritual blindness, we can ask the LORD to restore our sight as well.
The LORD can open our eyes when we seek Him by reading the Bible. The Word of God has a way of enlightening blinded eyes and illuminating darkened hearts. One psalmist said, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). The Word of God can shine its light into the darkest places in our lives when we seek the LORD with our whole heart.
LORD, we pray that You will open our eyes of understanding so that we can see You. Father, when our ways get dark, we ask that Your Word make our paths bright so that we may walk according to Your will. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.