The color during the time between Pentecost and Advent is green.
We have our regular eye exams and most of us are blessed with good eyesight. But do we really see? It’s easy to close our eyes to the exciting possibilities God has for us and settle for less than our preferred future. Thankfully, God is still in the business of inspiring visions and dreams. In the church we often lose our sense of direction. At times it seems that the blind are leading the blind. God, open our eyes to our preferred future and help us begin to live into it.
Mark 8:22-25, 1 Corinthians 13:9-12
Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”
24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”
25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
This Sunday’s Sermon:
Doctor My Eyes