They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Can you see anything?” And the man looked up and said, “I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.” Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. Then he sent him away to his home, saying, “Do not even go into the village.”
The ways in which God works can be strange. Sometimes, they are all but invisible. Maybe the reason we don’t often experience miracles isn’t that God is absent or silent, but that we are blind to see what’s going on around us. [hear sermon audio]
This week, take some time to go deeper. Use these scriptures and questions to reflect in your devotion time.
Texts to read:
Questions to ponder:
- What is something you thought you knew, but later learned you were wrong about?
- How did learning you were wrong change your view of the world?
- What might make it difficult for the Disciples to see Jesus as he truly is?
- What about the crowds who followed?
- The Pharisees?
Do and share:
- Be the miracle: This week keep your eyes open for someone who might need assistance or kindness. Let God use you to be the blessing they need.
- Share the story of a miracle God has done in your life in our Facebook group or on Twitter (@dpumc).