He sat by, unsure of what the Teacher would say. Silence fell over the crowd, and then he felt Someone take his hand and lead him away.
They walked. And walked. And walked.
The crowd followed at a distance. He knew that by the dull sound of voices, trailing far away, even though he couldn’t see them. But he kept walking, following the One who led him by the hand to the quiet of the countryside.
And then they stopped. He heard it before he felt it: saliva covering his eyes. Unsure of what to think, he rubbed them, and his heart skipped a beat when he opened his eyes to see colorful shapes, though he couldn’t make out what they were.
Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
This, Lord. This is my heart’s desire. Lead me away from the crowds, away from the noise and the overwhelm of the world. Do what You will with me, but make me SEE. Sometimes I only see shadows of You in the fast-paced life I live. But I want to see You clearly!
You promise to draw near to those who draw near to You. So here I come, drawing close, praying that you reveal Yourself to me.
Open my eyes to the beauty that is Your love all around me, in the kindness of the grocery bagger, in the encouraging word of the older friend, in the unexpected smile of a stranger. I want to see every good and perfect gift, not overlooking a single one, each precious as it comes from You. Help me clearly see You in them as I travel through this season of Lent. I don’t want to miss a single sighting of You in my life.
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