Sunday 27 March 2022

Matthew 20:29-34

29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

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

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