Ophthalmology deals with eye disorders. There are over a dozen subspecialities with the field. Globally, according to the WHO, there are over 2.2 billion people with near or distance vision impairment.
Soteriology deals with salvation. There is only one way to be saved: Jesus. Globally, according to the bible, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Call to him! Jesus was not some magic medicine man whose sole reason was to heal people physically. His purpose was more than that. He came to be the Great Shepherd, the Bread of Life, the Chief Cornerstone, the True Vine, the Lamb of God, and the King of Kings. He comforts those who call to him and eases the burdens of those who follow him. And that is exactly what happened in this passage. Two men called to him, and those same two men end up following him. Jesus took the time, showed mercy, and had compassion on them. The same as he does with us. Call to him!
Lord, thank you for your overflowing love. Thank you that you are with us each day, especially through troubled times. Thank you for your mercy and compassion in our lives. Help us to call out to you, Lord. We trust in you and your unfailing promises. In your precious name, Jesus.
Written by Sven Bessesen