Receive Your Sight

Christ Jesus asked of a blind man who had cried out to him for help, "What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?" and the immediate reply was, "Lord, that I may receive my sight." Luke 18:41; Jesus' compassionate response could not have been simpler; he said, "Receive thy sight."

Jesus did not inquire into the origin of the difficulty or its duration. He did not ask after the parents or consider heredity. There was no struggle. As in the case of the leper Naaman, whom Elisha told only to wash seven times, the blind man was not asked to do some great thing. Jesus said, "Receive thy sight."

Jesus' implication might well have been that spiritual vision is always at hand in all its glory, that perception and perspicacity and everything else we need are ours for the acceptance of them. As with many of Jesus' healings, however, there was a requirement made of the one being blessed. In this case, it was that he "receive."

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Always in God's Care
October 26, 1968

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