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Re:Verse passage – Matthew 20:29-34 (day three)

“Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.”

Jesus dealt with more than one kind of blindness in his years of ministry. He often remarked that just because a person could see and hear didn’t mean the person wasn’t blind and deaf. And yet Jesus took physical ailments very seriously. Why? Because sight is no luxury. Hearing is no extravagance. Walking is no indulgence. The body is God’s creation, and its wholeness displays God’s perfect matching of creature to environment. The seriousness of spiritual ailments does not lessen the seriousness of physical maladies. Christ addressed both, and the world he is bringing in will shine with the beauty of human beings who can see, hear, and walk inside and out. Who will live in that world with you?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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