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Sight for the Blind

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Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free. 

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I visited a man a little while back, who is blind and ninety-two years old. His wife died of dementia several years beforehand so he lived completely alone. He wasn’t as fast on his feet as he used to be. So it took him a little while to answer the door and then to feel his way down the hallway to the kitchen to make us a cup of tea.

But as we sat in the lounge room, drinking our cuppa, I discovered that actually, he sees things much more clearly than most of us.

He has years of insight and wisdom and optimism and a faith that is so strong, so vibrant, so bold, and yet so winsome and delightful – it fairly blew my socks off. This housebound, incontinent, blind man was a powerhouse of prayer with a fire in his heart that burned for the lost. The whole purpose of his life was to see the lost come to faith in Jesus Christ.

As I look back on that wonderful, precious hour and a half that we spent together, these are the words of Jesus that ring out in my heart:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free. (Luke 4:18-19)

Can I ask you today, what’s your life all about? What’s the driving purpose in your life? Or is it all just drifting along?

Don’t waste your life.

That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.


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