July 20, 2019

What I read today;

1 Corinthians 4; Matthew 20; Isaiah 20; Job 20; Joshua 20; Genesis 20

Matthew 20 vs. 29-34 “As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.  There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”  The crowd sternly ordered them to be quiet; but they shouted even more loudly, “Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!”  Jesus stood still and called them, saying, “What do you want me to do for you?”  They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”  Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their sight and followed him.”

The blind men wanted their eyes to be opened.  Many people don’t want their eyes to be opened.  They would instead go through life in blissful ignorance of the problems around them.  If they opened their eyes, they might see the pain and suffering, that goes on, all around them.

If they open their eyes, they might see:

  • The broken foster care system that is destroying lives.
  • The divorce rate that is nearly 50%
  • Child abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Homelessness
  • Government agencies failing to do their jobs
  • War
  • Famine
  • Plague
  • Piracy
  • Skyrocketing medical prices and screaming corporate profits.
  • Prejudice
  • Injustice

If we genuinely opened our eyes and looked to see what was happening in our world, would we honestly be able to sit back and do nothing?

Thank God Jesus didn’t sit back.  Thank Jesus for giving us a spirit that forces us to open our eyes.

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