It’s great to celebrate a day like today where we know Christ has risen and is alive on His throne! Amen!
Although many of us are able to celebrate a day like today, it’s hard to imagine how terrible it is that there might still be people who have never heard of Jesus or they’ve heard of him, but don’t have that relationship with him that others have. What would our own lives be like if we’d never heard of Him and the message of the Gospel never reached us?
Recently, there was a video of a sixty six year old man going around YouTube. This was had lived most of his life colorblind. He looked like a tough guy, but when his family gifted him a pair of glasses that would allow him to see color for the first time, he wept uncontrollably and was visibly shaken by the beauty he was able to see for the first time in his sixty six years of age.
The gentleman kept moving the sunglasses just far enough down his face to see the world as he had seen it his entire life and would then bring the glasses back up his face to see through them and see life as he should have been seeing it his entire life.
I imagine this is how it feels for someone who hasn’t heard of or had an intimate relationship with Jesus. People walk around their whole life colorblind and then Jesus comes into their lives and they are able to see the world in color. Psalm 146:8 says, “the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.”
It is comforting to know that even when we walk around colorblind in this world full of darkness, God lights up our world with color as soon as He comes into our lives. Isaiah 42:16 says, “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”
Let’s thank our Lord that He has come to this world to provide color to the colorblind and light to the darkness. “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” Isaiah 42:6-7
Let’s praise the Lord for allowing his Only Son to come into the world and become the light to those of us who walked in darkness. “…I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12