A short 7 sentence meditation today on a story about a blind man encountering Jesus the Messiah.
Luke 18:35–43 (CSB) —35 As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. 36 Hearing a crowd passing by, he inquired what was happening. 37 “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by,” they told him. 38 So he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Then those in front told him to keep quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to him. When he came closer, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord,” he said, “I want to see.” 42 “Receive your sight.” Jesus told him. “Your faith has saved you.” 43 Instantly he could see, and he began to follow him, glorifying God. All the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
Saving-transforming faith comes by hearing about Jesus. Saving-transforming faith desperately “sees” one’s desperate predicament AND “sees” Jesus as the solution. When Jesus encounters the seeker-believer he “saves” them and gives them “sight” to see God, themselves, and the world as it truly is leading to a life of beginning/deeper discipleship and worship of God the Father.
Therefore, listen to the word of Jesus today. It’s good news! Realize you are in desperate need of him today and call on him to save and transform you. He will disciple you and bring you deeper into your joy in God the Father.