This post is Day 16 in a series of studies about “Gifts & Giving”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Gifts & Giving – Day 16
Luke was a doctor who has given us more accounts of healings performed by Jesus than any of the other gospel writers. I have chosen this verse because of the expression: gave sight. It seems to me so much stronger than just healed. Sight is a gift we all appreciate.
At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.
Luke was a doctor who has given us more accounts of miraculous healings performed by Jesus than any of the other gospel writers. I have chosen this verse just because of the expression “gave sight”. It seems to me so much stronger than just “healed”. Sight is a gift we all appreciate.
Many years ago I was in hospital just for a day because I had broken my arm. After the broken bone had been put back together I was put in a small room with a lady who had had a cataract operation. Soon after I arrived in the room she was taken to have the bandages removed from her eye. I shall never forget the joy she expressed when she returned to pick up her things from the room. “I can see, I can see” she exclaimed to me, a complete stranger. She was so excited, and I remember thinking: “How much more joyful must people have been when they received miraculous healing in Jesus time before cataract operations were possible?”
But this verse has deep spiritual meaning too. Paul tells us the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
Pray today for those around you who are spiritually blind, that the scales will fall from their eyes as happened to Paul during his conversion. (Acts 9:18)
Thank God for the faithful ones who left us their accounts of Biblical times. Read more of Luke’s gospel today and be encouraged that Jesus is still alive and still doing the same things through His spirit using you and me.