“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
One of the miracles we often saw Jesus perform in the gospels was the healing of the blind. Several times in the gospel stories it was said that those He healed were born blind. I think there may be a lesson here for us. Could it be that we too were born blind? The strange thing about blindness, you don’t really know what you are missing until your healing comes. Spiritual blindness is the same. It is impossible to know what spiritual sight is until you can actually see. This is where the miracle part comes in; just as the blind folks healed in the ministry of Jesus, there is nothing we can do to change our situation. We find ourselves in a position of absolute dependence on God. It is only His touch that enables us to see. One of the things about these miracles that stands out to me, the first thing the blind would see upon their healing was the face of Jesus. That is how it is with us, our eyes are opened by His touch and we find ourselves looking into His face. Our faith is quickened and we begin to see the glory of the Lord. Here are some thoughts from Andrew Murray on today’s verse.
“As the eye is the organ by which we see the light of day, so faith is the power by which we see the light of God and walk in it. Humankind was made for God. Our whole being was made in His likeness, formed according to the divine pattern. We are made to seek Him, to find Him, to become like Him, and so reflecting His glory, to be in the fullest sense the place where He lives. And faith is the eye that, turning away from the world and self, looks up to God and sees light.
How often do we try to arouse feelings about God which are actually just vague, shadowy impressions. We do not turn to the real God. If we but realized it, He reveals Himself in the depth of our being. Without faith it is impossible to please or know God. During your quiet time, pray to your Father who dwells in the secret place. If you wait upon and adore Him, He will reveal Himself as surely as light cannot do otherwise than shine”.
This is the beginning of “all things are possible”. As the light of His glory bursts into our lives, we begin to believe God. Things that once seemed impossible and out of reach are suddenly in our grasp. Now we are beginning to understand, all things are possible to him who believes.