Unlimited: Illuminated from Heaven
Oct 1, 2019 1199
Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12, ESV).
The Gospels record more cases of blindness healed than of any other malady. These were instances of men who had eyes but no sight until they met the Great Physician. The entire world will go out into insanity and darkness if it rejects the music of God’s revelation which alone can bring restoration to conscience.
Let us note a typical case of Christ’s healing of the blind. It shows the only way to moral enlightenment and health for ourselves today. ” They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.” (Mark 8:22-25, NIV).
Seven times in these few verses the touch of Christ is referred to in different ways. Here then is the source of healing for conscience – contact with the living Christ.
We need to emphasise that confusion over right and wrong is the result of rejecting the true source of light. To reject the Spirit of God is to invite continued darkness.
The conscience is able to shine, is constructed to shine, but it is not alight until it has been lighted by the kiss of heaven. We can never hope for the solution to our problems until like the blind man, we submit to the light brought by Christ.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Have you experienced the kiss of heaven that brings you from darkness to light? What was that experience like? As we continually say yes to God’s Spirit, we walk in the light. What darkness do you need to reveal to the light of Christ?