“Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John 3:1-3
How is your vision?? I recently had to renew my driver’s license, so I needed to take my eye exam. I had a wonderful officer who guided me through the exam as I looked into and described what I saw. I was doing really good until I got to the last line and had trouble with the last letter. I gave 2 wrong answers, and she said, “you have one more chance.” I began to pray for God to intercede for the right letter. I reluctantly gave the answer D, and my wonderful officer shouted out, “That’s it, That’s the right answer.” I gave everyone a high five for passing my eye exam!!
How is your vision?? For fifty-one years Bob Edens was blind. He couldn’t see a thing. His world was a black hall of sounds and smells. He felt his way through five decades of darkness. And then, he could see. A skilled surgeon performed a complicated operation and for the first time, Bob Edens had sight. He found it overwhelming. “I would never have dreamed that yellow is so yellow” he exclaimed. “I don’t have the words. I am amazed by yellow, but red is my favorite color. I just can’t believe red. You can never know how wonderful everything is.” He’s right. Those of us who have lived a lifetime with vision can’t know how wonderful it must be to be given sight.
Oh yeah, you can still have a lifetime of vision, and still miss the sight of seeing Jesus! The Bible says, “Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Have you seen Jesus?? Pray for the blind to receive sight. Pray for eyes to see Jesus!! Pray for a spiritual vision to see those who have been blinded by the world and need Jesus!!