The openeth the eyes of the blind: the raiseth them that are bowed down: the loveth the righteous:
The mention of "eyes of the blind," piqued my interest. I have a dear friend who is losing his vision. It has been verified that a degenerative eye disease was inherited in his genetic code. Genetics make ME super tall like my dad, and give this young man lean muscles and six-pack abs on his belly with out him even working out... also give him this eye disease. News flash: Our bodies are designed by genetic code...
Personally, I accept modern medicine as a gift from God. I have another family close to me, that had many prayers answered along the path to Robert to becoming a heart transplant survivor and thriver! Modern medicine. Prayers for strength, guidance, healing... answered, in part by modern medicine, that was undeveloped 50 years ago.
I could not have prayed myself to be short rather than tall, and my friend who is losing his vision from this eye disease can no more pray this eye disease away, than... an severely autistic child be prayed NORMAL or I could have ever prayed to be SHORT. Lest it is fitting in the Lord's will...
I know that God can HEAL. I believe every healing story in the Bible. I obediently pray for healing, and I believe in having the elders anoint with oil and pray... but I will not take this verse to mean that God promises physical sight to the blind.
What stands out to you from these two Psalm chapters? Is there a passage from these Psalms that you have memorized, or would like to memorize? Do you often and readily bring up for discussion WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE or is doing, to teach and tell the children and your peers? Do you think we give Him enough glory and attention? How do you want to improve?
Oh Lord, I am grateful that I know You, and that You have called me into Your family, and that Your Word is abundantly available for me, and in my country. Thank you that you give wisdom to who asks for it! HElP me to know Lord, what I can do for You. You please open the doors and direct my paths into service for You. Please grow in me and through me increasingly bountiful spiritual harvest (good fruits in my own life and beyond). In Jesus's name I pray, amen.
You can catch more wonderful from this series, here:
Words From the Wheel by StaceyLynn Wells
No Longer Lukewarm by Angela G