Mankind is spirit, soul and body. That is, we’re basically physical and spiritual in nature, and we need sight in both areas. Our Lord Jesus is still the One who opens the eyes of the blind. Whenever He heard the cry, “Have mercy on us,” Jesus responded. Healing in both the physical and spiritual realms is God’s business. That should be obvious.
Even though physical blindness is addressed and healed in the Scriptures, spiritual blindness is of even greater concern. The Pharisees may have had vision physically, but they were “blind as bats” spiritually. Interestingly, after Jesus cleansed the temple, He then stated its intended purpose as a place for prayer, and demonstrated its use as a place to open blind eyes. Satan is the one who blinds the minds of the unbelievers. Therefore, we must continue to do in our prayer lives what people did on earth years ago, which is bring the blind to Jesus. Only the Lord can make them see.
Blindness and unbelief go hand in hand, as shown by Israel’s rejection of Jesus as their Messiah. Blindness and religion are Siamese twins. As Christians, it’s vitally important for us to understand that hatred towards a fellow saint is spiritual darkness and blindness as well. If we are to mature in the Lord, we too must go to Jesus when we are in a state of heart hatred towards someone, and cry for mercy and healing.
Purity in heart precedes maturity in heart. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any blind spots in your life, and then allow the Master to change you through His written word and Spirit. When we truly see Jesus, others, and ourselves in the light of Scripture, life will be a whole lot different. Let us pray as the Psalmist: “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.”
Excuse me please, I’ve got an eye appointment with Jesus. Won’t you join me?