“He answered, ‘Whether he is a sinner I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind, now I see!’” John [9:25]
In John’s Gospel, we read a powerful story of the healing of a man who had been blind since birth. Following the healing, many of the religious leaders questioned him in an attempt to get him to speak against Jesus. While he knew very little information about Jesus, he responded to the religious leaders’ challenge. Although not as they had hoped, “I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind, now I see!”
During this week of devotionals, we have been looking at what it means to invest in eternity. Thankfully, I get to experience a little bit of this each week. My wife and I have a son. He is 20 years old and has autism. We love to watch our son on Sunday mornings. He loves being at church. During the worship service, he will twist and sway during the music. He does not concern himself with the daily stresses many of us have. He does not care how much money anyone has. He does not need the newest IPhone. He does not care who is going to win the upcoming championship game. He does not argue on social media about the latest drama in politics. But my son loves Jesus! And loves coming to church. He loves being with God’s people. He loves laughing and socializing with others.
Like the man who was healed by Jesus, and like our son, may we all learn to have a simple faith that honors Christ and radiates a message of authentic love to others.
God, give me a simple faith. May my heart be concerned with the things that matter to You. Amen.
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