December 3, 2001
”The blind man said to Him, ‘Lord, that I might receive my sight.’” (Mark 10: 51)
Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ the Daystar,
The story of blind Bartimaeus is one of the better known of the Bible stories. More than anything else in the world, this poor beggar wanted to see.
Have you ever wondered why, when Jesus asked Bartimaeus what he wanted, the blind man answered that he wanted his sight? Obviously, being a beggar, he urgently needed money, food, and shelter, too. But Bartimaeus was wise enough to ask for the most important thing–his sight. He knew that if he received his sight, he would be able to get everything else he needed.
Sometimes spiritual blindness keeps us from receiving what we need from God. Once we receive spiritual sight, we are able to see how God’s Kingdom operates and to apply His Kingdom laws in our lives.
For instance, God’s Word says to rejoice in the midst of trials, yet do we rejoice in the midst of our trials? When our spiritual blindness about rejoicing in the midst of trials is removed and we finally “see” that rejoicing is an expression of our faith in God to deliver us, then we will obtain what we need; namely, deliverance. Why? Because faith is the key to receiving from God. And spiritual sight causes us to understand what faith is and how it works. So it is with all of the laws of the Kingdom of God.
Let our constant prayer be, therefore, “Lord, give me eyes to see.”
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
Copyright 2001 by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA. All Rights Reserved.
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