Monday, November 19, 2007

Blind Man

Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he cried out, saying: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. And they that went before, rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him, Saying: What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
Luke 18:35-43 (Douay-Rheims Bible)


Dear Father I felt like this blind man at one time where I too stood on the wayside. I prayed and prayed for many things and never found the answers because I was always being rebuked by the passersby in my life for looking to you for my needs. Yet as I continued in my faith in spite of those who tried to kill it you took pity on me and brought sight to my weary eyes. My persistence in keeping my faith in you was always important in my life. Your Son dear Father brought me out of the darkness of this life and into the light of His love. It is where I will always remain faithful and true to you. I called out so many times that I too like the blind man found the answer in faith and received the blessing of your love. It's amazing how easy it is to follow you and glorify you. If my sight wasn't restored how dismal life would be without you in it. That's why praising you comes easily to my lips. May many come to see this day, the beauty of your love dear Father. May your touch bring healing where they too will glorify you for the saving grace they have received. Amen

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