March 15, 2019

Blind Spots - John 9:1-7

Blind spots. It would have been a horrible accident, I'll never forget it, if my mom wouldn't have seen the car approaching at breakneck speed, just behind me over my right shoulder on that busy Texas freeway. I'll never forget it. My rear view mirror had a blind spot behind my right rear tail light because the design of the car.

Family Discussions:

  1. How do we get blinded to the truth that's around us?
  2. How can Jesus heal a blind spot?
  3. What do you need to do to let him heal that blind spot?

Episode Transcription:

00:14 You know, some of the dearest people that I've ever made are people who are born without sight. I don't know what darkness feels like, but in John chapter nine, verses one through seven, it tells a story about a man who did, and it says this, "As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Jesus, 'Rabbi who sinned, him or his parents, that he was born blind?' Jesus said, 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me. Night is coming, where no one can work. While I'm in the world, I am the light of the world.' Having said this, He spit on the ground, and He made some mud with the saliva and put it on the man's eyes. 'Go,' He told the man, 'wash in the pool of Siloam,' which means the word 'sent.' So the man went and washed and came home seeing."

01:20 Blind spots. It would have been a horrible accident, I'll never forget it, if my mom wouldn't have seen the car approaching at breakneck speed, just behind me over my right shoulder on that busy Texas freeway. I'll never forget it. My rear view mirror had a blind spot behind my right rear tail light because the design of the car. Boy, have I had some blind spots, do I have some blind spots. I remember in college, you know, playing sports, playing football, you know, made me progressively self-centered. Still struggle with that. Man, I didn't know what was happening to me, but later I learned the hard way that I had a huge blind spot in my ego.

01:59 You know, I work with business guys. You know, who struggle with blind spots because the computer, and the portfolio, and the 401k and the whole money thing, you know, becomes our life. Our God. You know, I see, you know, high school kids and college kids and adults where a girl, or to the girl a guy, can become like a god, and we can love them more than we even love God. You know, you see the little boy who loves his candy more than anything. He wouldn't share it, you know, for anything. And probably the biggest challenge, you know, of growing up, of being, you know, in junior high or high school, is that popularity and being accepted by her friends can become our God. You know, we'll even forsake the love of our parents and the love of God to fit in. You know, whatever the blind spot is, you know, whatever it is that's blindfolding you or blindfolding me, you know, we don't get it until we get in big trouble. Blind spots. They're places in our lives where we can't see the truth. Blind spots or places where Satan has his way.

03:02 Here's the questions for the day. How do we get blinded to the truth that's around us? And how can Jesus heal a blind spot, and then what do you need to do, man? What do you need to do to let him heal that blind spot? And here's the lifeline for the family: man, as a family, boy, we are God's best instruments to help Jesus identify and heal the blind spots in each other. That's why gave us to each other.

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