Once was blind, but now I see
April Motl is a pastor’s wife who loves to laugh, loves her man, loves to talk on the phone entirely too long and most of all, loves her Lord. Collaborating with the joint efforts of her husband Eric, the two of them share a ministry dedicated to bringing God’s Word into the everyday lives of married couples, men and women. April writes and teaches for women. When she’s not tapping away at the computer writing, or trying to catch up with the laundry and dishes, she is busy serving as a pastor’s wife. April has been privileged through her own church and ministry outside her local body to share God's Word with women ranging in ages and stages, across denominations, and walks of life. Her passion is to bring God's liberating truth to His Beloved. She teaches God's Word with real life illustrations, humor and practical application. April is a graduate from Southern California Seminary (MRS) and has written for Just Between Us Magazine, Dayspring's (In)courage, and The Secret Place and also writes regularly for crosswalk.com. For more information, visit Motl Ministries at: www.MotlMinistries.com
- 2013 Apr 09
He had been blind from birth. The culture of his day considered anyone who was handicapped, poor and needy as those cursed by God because of their sin. The culture felt the state of the needy was God’s punishment. As Jesus passed the blind man on the street, His disciples asked Jesus if the
man’s blindness was due to his sin or his parents’ sin. Jesus told them it was not because of sin the man was blind, but so that God might be glorified.As He bent to heal the man’s eyes, Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world.” The man believed Jesus and worshipped Him. His life became a testimony to the very character of Christ.
Has Jesus touched your life in such a way that you now bear the testimony of His character? This man knew Jesus as the Light of the world, because Jesus had opened his eyes and become his Light. Think about your relationship with Him. Prepare your testimony of how God has touched you. If you haven’t yet had this sort of relationship with the Lord, ask Him to reveal Himself to you in this way. Think about the area of your life that seems the darkest, most blind, or broken and ask Him to come into that area with His light.
Read John 9
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