This week's devotional is from Pastor Art Greco.
At the end of our second gathering last Sunday my friend and colleague, David Scherrer (Pastor of Christ Community Covenant Church – the church Brenda and I led in Colorado in the 90s) shared the story of him losing sight in his right eye. “It was then,” he shared, “that I realized the importance of my LEFT eye, for without it, I wasn’t going to be able to see at all. I want to encourage you,” he went on, “to see with both eyes while you still can.”
ENCOUNTER: Read John 10:1-18 again, only this time, start at John 9:35. Imagine yourself in the place of the man Jesus healed as your listen to Jesus and watch the expressions of the Pharisees that are listening in.
What is the expression on Christ’s face as he responds to their question in John10? How do you feel about what you’re hearing?
BE REFLECTIVE: “I once was blind, but now I see.” Is that also true for you? In what ways might you be able to make that statement in response to something God has shown you or done for you in the past year?
BE A BLESSING: Read II Corinthians 1:3-4. Whom do you know of that might need to hear about the way God has helped you “see through both eyes” recently? Might it be that the blessing you’ve received from God is also needed by them? Consider calling or texting them to bless them with the same encouragement you have experienced. Then pray for them.