I Want To See

June 27, 2014

celebrate Jesus


“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”

~Mark 10:51, NLT


There are none so blind as those who will not [to] see.

~John Heywood [1546]

my thoughts red

The blind man in the story above has a name, it is Bartimaeus and the one thing that he wanted more than anything else in this world was to see. Do you want to see? God spoke through Jeremiah to the Israelites…“Make this announcement to Israel,  and say this to Judah: Listen, you foolish and senseless people, with eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear. Have you no respect for me? Why don’t you tremble in my presence?” This prophecy was certainly fulfilled during the incarnation when the Jewish religious establishment treated Jesus with contempt and refused to see the truth. In John 9:39, Jesus says, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”

The Pharisees and Scribes were not blind, not physically but they were blind spiritually simply because they refused to see. What is it in your life that you are refusing to see? Could it be the indwelling principle of sin lurking in you or the destructive nature of your sin or the long term consequences of your sin. Why do you see yourself as an exception to the rule? Are you being realistic or just refusing to face facts. Let me tell you a story:

A certain business man had to travel a lot and a part of his job was to attend conventions in fancy hotels. His job all but became impossible because his wife didn’t trust him and she would call several times a day. This was very interruptive to his meetings and finally one of his superiors questioned him. “Why does you wife keep calling and interrupting meetings?” The man’s head dropped as he confessed: “She is not my first wife. Matter of fact, I was married when I met her and it was at a convention such as this.” What makes you think a man or women who failed to keep their first commitment is going to be faithful to keep a second?


  • We had a good work night last night and got a lot done: Special thanks to Gary Garner, Freddie Stephenson, Felton Cooper, Zeb Jones, Kevin Clark, and Adam Tucker. We lacked just a little getting the trim up.
  • We did not have a overwhelming response in providing the meal but we have enough: The parlor will be open and Shohn will deliver the food. She will leave the church at 11:30.
  • John Wydner has surgery today and Bill Wilbourn has another surgery today. The Cook service is at 11:00.

a sam


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