A Good Faith Shout Out!
“Lord, let me see again.” Luke 18:31-43 This request by a blind man on the side of the road apparently indicates that at one time he had sight. These days being physically blind doesn’t necessarily lead to begging alone on the side of the road. Yet to lose sight of the spirit can leave you feeling like a first century blind beggar. We walk around wondering which way to go. In those times we must strive to hear the voice of our Lord so that even though we have yet to “see” at least we know that we are moving in the right direction. Ignore the voices of anyone who would rather you remain “blind”. Ignore the voices of anyone who knowingly or unknowingly want to keep you from moving forward. Ignore the voices of anyone who would prefer you keep quiet and give God that faith filled shout out. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “Look at what is before your eyes. If you are confident that you belong to Christ, remind yourself of this… (2 Corinthians 10:1-18). Because Christ longs to hear our cry he will hear us, and call us to himself. We must hold to who we are in Christ and our “sight” will be regained. Then, we will see clearly once again.
My vows to you I must perform, O God;
I will render thank-offerings to you.
For you have delivered my soul from death,
and my feet from falling,
so that I may walk before God
in the light of life.