He Opens Blind Eyes
The gospel is not a sterile set of facts; they are living and active. (Hebrews 4:12) It is the dynamic through which God redeems sinners from sin. (Romans 1:16) It calls not simply for the acceptance of the mind, but for the full surrender of the heart, soul, mind, and strength. (Mark 12:30) Its work is not to make a theologian of someone who is actively offensive to Christianity, but to open the eyes of the spiritually blind.
In John 9 Jesus heals a man born blind, and in a second encounter with the same man, he opens his spiritual eyes. When this man was questioned by the hostile Pharisees, the man —clearly no theologian — gave a forceful and accurate testimony on behalf of Jesus Christ. Yet being unregenerate, for he had not yet come to full faith in Christ, even though Jesus had healed his physical blindness he was unaware of who he was. (John 9:25) When Jesus encountered the man a second time, after hearing of his being thrown out of the temple, Jesus asked the man an important question. He asked, "Do you believe in the Son of man?" he answered, And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him? "You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you." He said, "Lord I believe," and he worshiped him. (John 9:35-38) When Jesus finished opening his spiritual eyes, he worshiped Christ as Lord (v. 38) It was not a theology lesson that brought about this transformation, but a miracle of divine grace.
Lord, help us to see not only with our mind, but with our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Open our eyes to our spiritual blindness so that we may see who you are. You are not only our Savior but sovereign Lord of our life. Thank you for loving us. In Jesus name I pray. Amen