Recently, I underwent a minor medical procedure to remove a cyst on my eyelid. The cyst was uncomfortable enough but the surgery itself was most unpleasant. At least I was able to wear a cool eye patch afterwards.
The whole ordeal made me think how we take our vision for granted every day. It reminded me about the story of Jesus who restored the sight of a blind man.
“As Jesus went along, he saw a man blind from birth. He spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam.” So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.”
Jesus spoke of spiritual blindness, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” – John 9:1-39 (NIV)
As Michael W. Smith sings, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord. I want to see you.”