“And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So, Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.” Matthew 20:32-34.
It would have been wonderful to have walked beside these two men who had been blind and now could see. For the first time, they were walking into Jerusalem without needing someone to guide them. They were viewing things they had only heard of before. Everything was new and special to them. And best of all they were with the One who had touched their eyes and made this possible for them. Their hearts were filled with praise, and they gladly cut down some palm branches and waved them high. Their voices mingled with the crowd in glad Hosannas.
Can you just see them as they see all the things that surround them, and they turn their eyes back to Jesus and loudly shout praise to Him for what He had done for them? I am sure that those near them in the crowd watched them and listened as they showed their amazement.
There were people in that crowd who had received healing and blessings from the Lord and were worshipping Him because of the miracles He had done. There may have been others who were caught up in the moment and just shouting because everyone else was.
The greatest miracle that Jesus can ever perform in our lives is when He opens our spiritual eyes to the truth of His death, burial, and resurrection. He bore our sins to Calvary, took them upon Himself, and shed His precious blood that we might go free. No greater love has ever been known.
Just as the blind men left their robes behind them and followed Jesus, so we lay aside the robes of sin and become new creatures in Him. Our only desire is to be in His presence, worshipping Him with all our hearts. He changes the way we think, speak, and act.
If you have never fully trusted the Lord for salvation, today is the day. Believe what His Word has said and call out to Him.
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
II Corinthians 6:2 “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
Whether for the miracle of salvation or for other miracles and blessings that the Lord had bestowed upon us, let us never stop praising and worshipping the Lord. He is worthy of all our praise.
Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for the great gift of salvation that you have bestowed upon us. Thank you for all the blessings that you shower on us daily. We give you praise and honour today.
Devotion by Anne Johnston