Lifting Blindness…

Read: Luke 18
Marked: Luke 18:38, And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

In his hymn, Amazing Grace, John Newton wrote, “Amazing grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.”

There is physical blindness, but also spiritual blindness. This man was blind physically, yet by faith he could see that Jesus was the promised Messiah. He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.” This was a title given to Christ in the Old Testament.

Even though I could see physically, my spirit was blind to Jesus. I didn’t “see” because I was wealthy, had need for nothing, and did not see that I was wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.

It wasn’t until I cried out to Jesus that the veil blinding me was lifted, and I saw my need for a Saviour.