Lenten Devotion: Seeing but not seeing

Image result for John 9:1-7Read John 9:8-12

When his neighbors saw the formerly blind man, they weren’t even sure it was really him. Their certainty that a person could not be healed of blindness was part of their confusion. But it is also possible that they had never really seen the blind man. His presence among them as a healed man had been such a source of discomfort that they couldn’t even look at him.

What sorts of people do we prefer not to notice? In what ways are we blind to people around us who are in need?

The path of your mission trip today will be filled with people in need. Ask God to open your eyes to see them and perhaps to find a way in word (witness) or action (mercy) to extend the touch of Christ’s healing forgiveness and mercy to them.