John 9:1 “As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.”
Ever just come upon a situation and wonder what, if anything, you should do about it? Jesus walked this earth just like we do, and “as he passed by” he had an eye for things, eyes to see. He, in fact, is “Jehovah el roiy” or “the “LORD God who sees (Genesis 16:13).” And when Jesus “just happened” upon someone in need, he reached out to that person with his great power to do something about that need. In the case in John 9, he healed the blind man. He, in fact, sees every one of us, no matter that we can’t see Him with our physical eyes. It is a great comfort to know this and to realize that He shall supply all our needs according to His great riches of power, wisdom, and love (Philippians 4:19). The one who sees each sparrow that falls, sees each one of us.
And what about us? Do we see with His eyes? Do we realize that when we “pass by” and see someone in need, that there is no such thing as a coincidence and the sovereign God ordains all circumstances in life, including all the things we see and when we see them? Further, “if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him (I John 3:17)?” Oh, that we would have the eyes of Christ to see the ones in need that we happen upon in life, and to have the heart of Christ to meet the needs we see when it is in our power to do so.
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