We Want to See!

January 16th, 2013

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2 Corinthians 4:1-6

The searing sun was scorching the earth. Jesus and his disciples had just left Jericho. A large crowd was following them. During their journey, they passed two blind men who were sitting beside the road. Realizing Jesus was coming, the men began to call, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Their cries rose above the din of the crowd. Jesus stopped. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord, we want our sight” (Matt. 20:29-33).

Isn’t that the cry of the multitudes in our world today? “We want to see through the details, the problems, the hurried schedule, the chaos!” Sifting through our muddled thoughts, we are really clamoring, “We want to clearly see you, Jesus! We want the peace that only you can give!” It is true; we can only “see” through him. He is the one who created light in this world; but, most importantly, he is the one who shines in our hearts. Let’s allow him to guide our daily decisions. That way we can have access to the “knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus.”

Let’s allow Jesus to illuminate our hearts and minds today.

Author: Jeannette Carroll


One Response to “We Want to See!”

  1. Barbara Says:

    January 16th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Proverbs 6:6: (NIV), “Go to the ant, you sluggard, consider its ways and be wise!”

    Ants are amazing little creatures. They can carry 10-20 times their weight. (Spiritually, those who volunteer in the church do more than their fair share due to the lack of other volunteers.)

    Ants live in a community centered on an egg-laying queen. (In the Church, members center their life on Jesus, who multiplies thru the power of the Holy Spirit.)

    In the ant community, each ant has a particular duty. Per Ephesians 4:11, Paul explains the different spiritual callings. Just as each adult ant has a particular career, each of us have a particular talent (for furthering God’s Kingdom) when, or as, we mature.

    Also, in the ant community, there are those who provide nursery care; while others train the younger ants. (Faith brings into sight the inside workings of the church.)

    Some ants even cultivate underground gardens; while others “milk” for a nectar-like food. (The Church provides food — milk — to those in need.) “Underground” symbolizing those in the Church who encourage and financially back those who are willing to share God’s Word to the world.

    Furthermore, those who have the heart, help people through non-profit organizations engineer a garden for the healing message of Christ (cultivating and growing fruit for others).

    Ants have special changeable careers (projects) where they communicate and “work together” on larger projects. (Just like members of a church.)

    Ants have both a civic and military type of security (spiritually, civic purposes of outreach programs and a military purpose of witnessing for Christ.)
    Ants engineer for water traps that keep out the rain.

    They move as much earth as worms (spiritually, a little harder to see). Christians facilitate the Holy Spirit with building other vessels — people that retain the Holy Spirit — keeping out the rain of disappointments with the turning of those disappointments in to a purpose for Christ. (James 1:12)

    Even those who are not necessarily answering the call (only socializing in a church) are, at least, getting to hear The Word and the Holy Spirit is working on their hearts.

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