Key Passage: Luke 4;18-19
Key Text: Luke 4:18 – and recovering of sight to the blind
Living in Lagos Nigeria gives you some unusual perspectives on life. Sometimes the lessons are so vivid you really can’t feign ignorance. It is a known fact that we have some energy challenges and power outages are common and quite frequent. At some point it would be a sheer miracle if you had 2 hrs of uninterrupted power in our city. Things have improved I must quickly add, and I know the best is yet to come. But in the very dark days of NEPA acronym for National Electric Power Authority, it was not unusual to be sitting around the television watching a favourite programme and suddenly everything goes pitch black. I mean pitch black. You can’t see your fingers. Then someone scrambles around for the box of matches or the battery operated light devices we all stock for such occasions. Once the match is struck and some light comes in, first there is this inexplicable sense of relief that fills the air and secondly we all reappraise our positions and set things in order.
Sight and light are very important. I am not saying they are the same thing, but light leads to sight. Without light there is no sight. Or more accurately without light sight is impaired. So when Jesus said He has come to give recovery of sight to the blind. He was implicitly stating that He would give light to the eyes of the blind.
it is important to note that God’s first act in creation, was to declare let there be light! (More on this in the next few days).
Blindness can occur on many levels. Physical blindness; seeing and yet not seeing; blindness of the mind/soul and blindness of the spirit. Over the next few days I will attempt to shed some light on all these types of blindness’ in the light of the face of Jesus.
Today, we all need light to live. Jesus said He is the Light of the world. Without Jesus in your life, you are basically in darkness. Without His light, you really have no life. The bible tells us that Jesus is life and that life is the light of men.
John 1:6-9 – There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
Do you have the LIGHT? Is Jesus the Lord of your life? Do you want the LIGHT? Do you want the Life? His name is Jesus. Put your faith in Him today and He will give you the true light and life. Once you have this light, then only then can you truly start living.
Let’s pray: Jesus today I want your light in me. I believe you came and died on the cross for my sins. I believe you rose from the dead. I ask you to forgive my sins and make me a child of God. Come and make your home in me and save me eternally. Flood my being with your light and life. Thank you. Amen.