How Then Were Your Eyes Opened…
Do we know what we don’t know? How do we know if we are saved if we have no relationship with Jesus Christ? Who is in charge of our lives if it is not Jesus Christ?
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? ~ John 9:1-2 KJB
If the man doesn’t know he’s blind is he in fact blind? If we are without sin, because we are following the Law but don’t have Jesus Christ in our life, we are not sinners, we just don’t know that Jesus Christ has come. Does everyone around the world know of Jesus Christ? Are all of them bad people? Of course not, they just haven’t seen the Light of the World.
That’s our responsibility. We are to carry the Light with us. If we speak to people everyday about the Gospel we will find people, everyday, that have not seen the Light of the World. Once they have been identified we then have an opportunity to speak with about Jesus and His redemptive power. That people know longer have to live in the dark, but can, in fact, live the Light. Once our eyes are opened and we have washed away the clay in the pool called Siloam, we must – must – tells others.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 5
Once we wash away the clary from our eyes – moral inventory – then we are one of the beams of light that is the Light of the World.
So they were saying to him, “How then were your eyes opened?” He answered, “The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash’; so I went away and washed, and I received sight.” They said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.” ~ John 9:10-12 NASB95
Why is this so difficult to follow, to make practice and to live? Do we not believe these Words?
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.