Pondering for Friday, June 26, 2020

Daily Office Readings for Friday of Proper 7: Year 2

Psalm 102; Psalm 107:1-32; Num. 20:1-13; Rom. 5:12-21; Matt. 20:29-34

“Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their sight and followed him.” (Matthew 20: 34)

In this Matthew Gospel account two blind men “regain’ their sight.  Which means they once saw clearly but later lost their vision.  Somehow they lost sight of what was going on and where they were going; and now they wanted Jesus to put them back where they could see again.

The sight that our Lord Jesus restores is not so much our visual sight as it seems on the surface.  It is the seeing of our heart that really guides us on the good path. Our Lord Jesus looked through the eyes of his own Godly heart and he was “moved with compassion” and restored their sight.

Are we willing to ask for, and receive, this restored newness?  These blind men refused to be hushed by the surrounding crowd but instead demanded to be helped by our Lord Jesus.  When we have lost our vision, and our hope, some will try to keep us this way often for their own self serving purposes. We must dare to break out and seek the presence of Jesus in order to be put back on track.  He is already moved with compassion for us, we just need to insist on seeing him in order that we might see the Way.

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to and through the saints of God and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do.  John

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