I WAS BLIND AND NOW I SEE
Today’s scripture comes from John 9:1-41. The story talks about a blind man who was given both physical and spiritual sight from Jesus because of his faith. Yet the Pharisees had their natural sight but it was their response to Jesus in not believing who he was that showed their spiritual sight was blind.
In 2007, my dad was admitted to the hospital. It was soon discovered that he had multiple masses in his brain and was given only a few weeks to live. This sudden news was heartbreaking.
During his two weeks in the hospital before he passed, I felt lost and empty. I recall one of my cousins telling me “Put your faith in God and everything will be okay.” At that moment, I knew God had never left my side.
Up to that point, my life was consumed with work, play, and daily family activities. I didn’t always respond to God’s love in obedient faith.
During this period, I asked for forgiveness and renewed my commitment to follow Jesus. To be a true servant of God like my Dad. My eyes are no longer spiritually blinded as I continue to love, serve, and bear witness to him.