Life-giving sight

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;  then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.—
Isaiah 35: 5-6

blindJesus Christ is the Great Healer. As we have been reading through the Gospels this year, we repeatedly read how He restored sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf and how He healed the lame and the lepers.

Spiritually speaking, we are blind and deaf; our powers of perception are destroyed by sin. In Ephesians, we read that we are DEAD in our sin. What a picture! All the great spiritual realities are unseen.  We are blind to the truths that shine like stars in the night sky. We are deaf to God’s voice.  Yet we do have eyes and ears, conscience, intuitions. We possess the organs of sight and hearing, but they are powerless in discerning spiritual reality.

Jesus Christ is the Healer- the giver of spiritual sight. He restores sight by taking away the hindrance to seeing.  He gives sight because He gives light.

Christ is the true light; in Him, we see.  Psalm 119:130 states, “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”

The Apostle Paul puts it this way [2Corinthians 4:4-6]:

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

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