God bless our medical doctors the world over for their assistance to mankind. To the best of their knowledge and ability, they have handled the treatment of various diseases and have carried out the transplant of various organs to help those who have suffered due to the malfunctioning of their original organs.
However, opening the eyes of a totally blind man through surgery or any form of therapy is probably not in any medical record. That comes up under miracles – the exclusive preserve of God through His Son Jesus Christ.
In today’s discourse in MATTHEW 9:27-38, we see the compassion of Christ, the test of faith and the call for more laborers.
The two blind men were particularly fortunate to be alive during the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ for “Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind” (John 9:32). They had never seen Jesus physically but only heard of what mighty works He has been doing. Their faith was built up on what they heard.
“And Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord” (Matthew 9:28b).
Jesus wanted to know how much they really believed and He asked them, “believe ye that I am able to do this?” They answered in the affirmative. Their answer was not just based on what others had told them. They must have learnt from the Old Testament scriptures of the Messiah hence they cried-out “thou Son of David, have mercy on us.” Jesus touched their eyes with His compassionate hands and healed them instantly.
Today, the physically and spiritually blind can exercise faith in the finished work of Christ and receive deliverance.
Sin puts the sinner in the dark and he is actually unable to see the danger of hell that he faces. If he would hear the word of God, appreciate his nothingness and need of a Savior, and believe that Christ paid the price for his redemption, he will be saved.
Jesus still heals today as before. His compassion is still the same. All you need do is to repose full and unfettered trust in Him and sooner than later, He will demystify all fearsome challenges of life
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God has no impossibility.
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