“Whereas I was blind, now I see” [John 9:25].
Sight is undoubtedly one of the greatest of human senses. To be blind is a great disability. The blind cannot see the beauty of the rose, the smiling face of a loved one, or the scenery of this beautiful world.
To be spiritually blind is a worse infirmity, “The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not” [2 Corinthians 4:4]. They are blind to the glory of God, to the difference between right and wrong, to the beauty of Christ, and to the need to be saved from sin, death, and hell.
However, when Jesus was on earth He healed many blind people such as the poor man in John 9. Even greater is His power to heal the spiritually blind. It takes the power of the One who is the “Light of the world” to open the sin-darkened world of our souls to the glorious light of salvation.
When our eyes are opened we suddenly see the glory of Christ’s person as the creator and sustainer of all things. We see the glory of His love shining on saved sinners. We see the glory of His death and exult in the glory of His resurrection and ascension. We await that day when we shall see the glory of the returning Christ.
Let us thank the Lord today in the words of the healed one in John 9, “One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.”