As we journey together through Lent, Christians throughout Columbia will be sharing their own beautifully written personal meditations. Each will be accompanied by a corresponding scripture reading, and be linked to that passage in the Holy Bible. If you would like to join us on Columbia’s Lenten journey, please submit your personal meditation by email. Especially meaningful submissions will be printed. Let us continue our Lenten journey, day by day, to its glorious culmination on Easter Sunday.
Scripture reading: John 9:18-41
“I was blind but now I see…”
This is the story of Jesus healing the blind man’s sight. In verse 25 the man says, “I was blind but now I see!” In verse 39, Jesus says, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” In this verse Jesus is talking about spiritual blindness, not physical blindness.
The point of this story is that we are all blind sinners until we accept Jesus as our personal savior. Once we acknowledge and believe He is our Lord, our eyes will be open and our focus will be completely redirected. We will no longer see only our self-centeredness. We will see clearly our sinful nature and how the world is filled with God’s love and grace. We will be able to say, “Oh, now I get it because I can see!”
We live in an I can do it, it’s all about me world. This can become very sad and depressing, particularly when things are not going so well. Being able to see in the way Jesus described sight lets us have a view of all the wonderful things God is doing all around us and understand that it really is NOT all about me. This gives us hope and takes away the feeling of loneliness and despair we can sometimes have.
The Pollard Family
Trinity Choir, Growing in Christ, Youth Ministry
Columbia, South Carolina
You might also like to read:
- Bible Verse of the Day
- Daily Bible Guide
- Growing in Christ
- Bible Study Tools Online
- The Jesus Walk Bible Study Series
A discussion of today’s Lenten meditation is encouraged. If you would like to participate, please feel free to write a comment in the space below. There are many different outlooks and interpretations of scripture passages and, the more we share, the more we learn.
Sharon is a member of the Community Church of the Midlands that meets at Seven Oaks Community Center at 200 Leisure Lane in Columbia and is a frequent participant, with her husband Douglas, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral located at 1100 Sumter Street in Columbia.
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