From Pastor Gary...
[Jesus said] “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made a mud saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go and wash in the pool of Siloam.” So he went and washed and came back seeing. (John 9:5-7)
Jesus encountered a man who was blind from birth. Never had he seen the light of day, nor any of the beauty of creation. But Jesus encountered this man, touched his eyes, and healed him. For the first time in his life he could see the beauty of God’s creation. For the first time ever, he saw light. In fact, the light of the world stood right before him.
We too were born blind and have been given sight. Born in the darkness of sin and unbelief, God brought us to the pool of our Baptismal water where the Holy Spirit worked faith into our hearts. By God’s grace, our eyed are open to see, believe, and trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thank you, Jesus, for opening our eyes to the truth of your word. Thank you for giving us spiritual sight so we can know the truth of your atoning work on the cross by which you offer the forgiveness of sin. Amen.
Verse of the day:
The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. (Psalm 146:7-8