Greetings dear brothers and sisters in Christ! :o) I was truly blessed by the below verses and also the quote given by our pastor. In some ways the verses relate with our new year; in order to succeed this coming year we need a vision. To gain a vision we must look to Christ and accept His vision for us and then trust Him to help us walk accordingly. . .and then we must follow.
“And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight,
and they followed him.”
“Without their vision they cried out to Him, With their vision they followed Him.What do we do?”
–A Paraphrase of Pastor Paul Hamm
May Jesus bless you as you use this new year to draw closer to Him! With love,
P.S. “Light on the Word” was painted Henry John Dobson. It was found at this link.