Seeing With New Eyes
Date: March 22, 2020
IIn the reading this week from John’s gospel, Jesus gives sight to a man blind from birth. He does it with just a little spit, some ordinary dirt, and a few words. It certainly doesn’t seem like something that could really happen. In fact, the religious leaders, the disciples, the community gathered and his parents all have a real problem with the whole scenario. However, the man is bewildered by what has just happened for he was once blind and he can now see for miles. Jesus is still in the business of miracles. He takes us, ordinary, yet named disciples and equips us to be his people. He takes our humble gifts and multiplies our meagre offerings in ways that can’t be explained rationally.
In the midst of all that is going on in our world right now let’s think about that. How can a small congregation rally together to raise funds creatively to meet the needs of our church? How can a few folks band together to rally around those feeling isolated by our communities need to stay indoors? Such miracles of hopeful grace happen every day when Jesus opens our eyes.