What You Still Have…

“Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He asked. ‘Lord, we want our sight,’ they answered. Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. - Matthew 20:32-34
 
 
If you have ever had a cloud of darkness over your life and you are unable to see your way through, there’s counsel from the Lord that can help you. The passage found in Matthew 20 teaches us that when you find yourself stuck in life, realize that what you’ve lost pales in comparison to what you have left.  
 
The two blind men in Matthew 20 have a lot going against them. Not only does their physical disability prevent them from seeing the world around them, but it also prevents them from being equal participants socially, politically, and spiritually. There are no policies and resources available to them that make it possible for them to be full participants in the society around them.
 
In the ancient world, blind people were considered an unredeemable, untrainable, and undesirable class of people. The deck was stacked against them. The story does not even give the men’s names. They were reduced to the sum of their issues and disabilities. They were effectively “nobodies.”
 
However, the blind men do not let the fact that they cannot see prevent them from moving forward in life. Their eyes don’t work, but their ears and mouths do. For a while they cannot see Jesus, but they can hear him, and they can call out to him. They do not let their limitations limit them.  
 
Because of that, Jesus answers them and gives them sight. It is easy to think about everything that is going wrong, how society has stacked the deck against you, or how nothing seems to be in your favor. But this is where Jesus works. The Bible says His power is perfected in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Do not allow your weaknesses to defeat you. Allow God to use them to proclaim His power in your life!
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