“And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”” (John 9:2–5, NKJV)

How often are we, as Christians, guilty of condemning the world rather than being a light to the world. We have a bad habit of seeing peoples sin rather than the sin that destroys people.  We sit in our self-righteous bubbles decrying the fallen condition of things around us forgetting we have been called to bring healing and light into deep darkness.

 What Jesus was to this blind man is who we become to the world around us. Jesus tells us we are the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Therefore, like Him, we need to be about God’s work while it is day, for Jesus is still in the world through His church. Let us be healers in a world racked in pain, for we once were lost and broken and hopeless, but God gave us life.

““You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:13–16, NKJV)

1 Comment

Devin Marshall - December 23rd, 2019 at 8:40am

Really good word!!! There are so many hurting... suffering. My hope today is to lift up my head so that I can see others who need the hope I have in Jesus.