Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?” Matthew 12:22-23
Jesus’ healings seem to always come with a lesson. Then and now The man was demon-oppressed. Not that every blind or mute person is. But he was. Jesus saw the cause of his affliction and knew what it would take to heal him. Jesus had the power.
Yesterday in Bible study, my pastor brought out a little book written over a hundred years ago. In it was the seven-fold steps into sin. The last was that your sin causes you to no longer hear God’s voice or see His good works. It ‘s a hardening of the heart and soul. The sin has become too important , the person oppressed and fully separated from God.
But Jesus heals. He heals attitudes, and bodies. He still opens our eyes to see the wonders of His love for us and gives us words to speak in order to praise His glory and to spread it to the rest of the oppressed world. Look around you in any mall, supermarket, street corner or public transportation depot. People are oppressed. They are blind to the Gospel – they cannot see God in their lives. Even though they may be chatting away on a cell phone, their words are empty, mostly about themselves. Or they are lost in a book, or concentrating on their Ipod, blackberry or laptop. Locked in a world of their own, alone, unable to hear God’s whispers of love. Deaf and mute. Blind to what is around them.
Through us today, Jesus can still reach out and heal the demon-oppressed. There are thousands and thousand of them where you live. But they need someone like you and me to ring them to Him. Someone who can see Jesus. Someone who can speak to God, because they don’t think they can.
Question- who can you bring to Jesus to be healed? Praying for them, showing mercy, or an act of kindness can guide them to our Lord.