Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Eyes of Jesus

May 24

Daily Bible Reading: John 9:1 – 23

Verse of the Day: John 9:1 – “And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.”

John 9 has an interesting account of a man born blind. In this, God is teaching us to see people as He sees them.

In verse 2 the disciples saw this one as a theological discussion. What was the sin that caused this condition? His or his parents? They didn’t stop to help, only discuss him. The man’s neighbors and friends saw him only as a beggar in verse 8. Later, in verse 22 the Pharisees saw him as a tool to be used against Jesus.

None of these saw this one as Jesus saw him. A discussion, beggar, or tool, yet when we read this account we see Jesus sees a MAN. 

How often do we miss out being like Christ with the people we see around us? We look at everything except that they a person who will spend eternity somewhere. 

Prayer: God give me the eyes and heart of Jesus. Let me see people as He sees them. I want to be like Him and reach out to those who are eternal beings in need of you. Amen.

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