Matthew 9:27-31

As Jesus passed on, two blind men followed him crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him. Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened.

Each time I read a passage about a miracle, I need to remind myself that Jesus performed miracles, not to prove something, but to teach something.

In curing these two blind men, Jesus is teaching me that I’m not going to “see” the deeper truths of human life and the world around me unless I too let him open my eyes. He is very glad to do this…if I only let him.

Christmas is 19 days away. I’m trying to widen and deepen my awareness of who Jesus is. I’m also trying to become more aware of his presence all around me.

Maybe I can take a moment now to look around me (if there’s a window, look outside too). I can ask the Lord to help me see everything with the eyes of faith.

How do I do that?

I simply see whatever I see as God’s creation. I realize that Jesus became part of this creation and is still part of it. It’s a different world. Try it.


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