A Life Changed Forever

Linda is currently on maternity leave. Here is one of her most popular posts from the gospel of John.

In less than 10 minutes her sight had been restored

John 9:1-12 Reference: “As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” ‭John‬ ‭9:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I can’t believe that today of all days I read the beginning of John 9.
Just this morning I stood in an operating theatre, in the outer regions of Vietnam, and witnessed a Miracle of sight.
Hoa had been blinded by cataract for over 2 years. She couldn’t work; couldn’t care for her grandchildren; she couldn’t even see her children’s faces.
And yet an operation that took less than 10 minutes had the cataract removed and her sight restored. For someone living in poverty, that truly is a Miracle!
Application: We follow an incredible God. Jesus showed us time and time again how important it was for us to help people live to their fullest.
You may not be able to restore sight, you may not even be able to experience someone having sight restored like I did today, but we all have the ability to help others live to their best.
We are all loved children of God, and so we need to start treating others like brothers and sisters and helping them be all that God has created them to be.
Let’s look for opportunities today to build people up to their greatest potential. It’s what Jesus showed us to do time and time again.
Prayer: Lord, You have given us life. May we help others to live for You too. Amen.
How can you help someone to live to their potential today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.