The good news for the day December 2, 2016
Friday of the First Week in Advent (177)
As Jesus was walking along, a couple of blind men were following him yelling, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” When Jesus went inside, the blind men came up to him. Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, sir,” they said to him. Jesus touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” Their eyes were opened. Jesus pressed them sternly, “Make it clear that nobody finds out about this.” But they went on out and published what He had done all over that place. (Matthew 9)
“I am blind, I am crippled, I am deaf, I am in need.”
You and I use the expression—“blind faith,” and by that we mean a trust where there is no reason to trust. Children often have blind faith in their parents. We sometimes put blind faith in a spouse: “I know what I’m doing.” And we make small and big decisions sometimes because there is no other choice available—except ‘blind faith.’
The Good News is the Breakthrough of your Faith—for no reason you “see” the way to salvation is through kindness, truth, peace-making and forgiveness. You see altogether differently—and that is the point of this story—their blindness—through faith—enabling them to see—because Jesus “touches” them. Layer on layer of insight is here—not a history lesson, but a doorway to heaven.
How well off if you SEE as Jesus enables you to see. He touches you and you walk this new way; He touches you and you hear the joy and beauty you did not hear before—your need being now satisfied. Your faith enables your hope. Your faith changes you—not to become public and ostentatious about it—or Jesus—but just from now on to See—to Hear—to Walk in His Footsteps. He comes into your life at last!