Devotional 3: Do You Believe That I Can Do This?

Two Blind Men Healed

Matthew 9:27 – 31

27 When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”

28 And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”

29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you. 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying,“See that no one knows it.” 31 But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.

The question Jesus asks these men, and us, is critical, for on it hangs our eternity.

Our Lord says He will raise us up to be with Him on the last day (John 6:40)

Do we believe that He is able to do this?

For all our focus on the cross, which is to present us spotless before the Father, there is the matter of our own resurrection. Paul writes of Christ as the first fruits of those that sleep (1 Corinthians, 15:20)

Matthew 2:52 speaks of the graves opening after the temple veil was torn, but no one came out of them until Jesus did, and that they appeared to many, most likely reuniting with loved ones who thought them long dead, and treasured them in memory.

On their faces, these stories are fantastical, yet, Jesus’ question underlines them all:

“Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

Do we?

Therefore,  pray:

Lord Jesus, my faith is in your power, the power endued to you from on high by the Father, the power to raise up your people who remained in faith of your mercy and grace, hoping to see their salvation in your glorious appearance. Bless us with a touch of Heaven today Lord, and renew our hope, our fire. Let us, indeed, being as spiritually blind as these men were physically, have your healing hands restore our spiritual sight. 

Give us the Spirit of God again, Lord, that the Father’s Word be revealed to us, that our souls be refreshed in us, that our sins be purged out of us, so that as we fall as one dead in the presence of Your holiness, you bid us to rise, and take Your nail-scarred hands, and walk with you through the gates of our eternal salvation, to be with you forevermore, in the Father’s light and goodness.

Yes, Lord, I believe that You can do this, and it is not too difficult for You. 

By the power of Your holy blood, I ask you to receive my sight again.

In Your Name, and by Your stripes, I claim my healing.

Amen.

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