Matt. 9:29,30 – “Then He touched their eyes, saying, ‘It shall be done for you according to your faith.’ And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, ‘See that no one knows about this!'”
One of the common miracles Jesus performed (as if any miracle is just common) was the opening of the eyes of the blind. In this story, there were two blind men that were healed by the touch of the Lord. I often think about what this must have been like. You know, to see for the first time is one thing, but to see Jesus in your first glimpse of light is quite overwhelming. This is a great picture of what actually happens to all of us. We were all blind, born in a state of spiritual darkness, until we received that first touch. Just like the blind men in today’s passage, we too saw Jesus as the first rays of spiritual light broke through the darkness in our lives.
Our first object that we saw was Christ, but this new light changed the way we saw the whole world. Remember the way you once saw the Bible? For me it was irrelevant, dry, and boring. Every time I tried to read I didn’t get very far. When the light of Christ burst into my world, I suddenly saw God’s word from a different perspective. It was attractive to me; as a matter of fact, I couldn’t stop reading it.
First, I devoured the gospels and then I went after Paul’s letters. I couldn’t get enough. My view of the church also changed. Before, I had no use for church. Why would anyone waste one of their precious days off going to the house of God? That all changed for me when I saw the church with open eyes. Church became the highlight of the week, worshipping God with others who had found salvation through the precious blood of Jesus. My view of pleasure also changed. In my worldly days, pleasure was about illicit sex, alcohol consumption, and smoking weed. My view of all these things changed radically when I discovered the pleasure of knowing Christ and learning how to walk with Him. His presence is another whole version of pleasure. These radical changes happened in my life suddenly just like they have in millions of others over these last 2000 years. Maybe it’s time for Jesus to touch your eyes- when that happens, your world will never be the same.