Yesterday I had a hard time shaking the feeling of despair. When I glanced at the headlines, I found nothing positive. It was such a skeptical view of the world using numbers and statistics to fuel the fire. Even a few good games of dominoes and a family movie night did not shake my deep down feeling of doom.
The scripture today is John 9:1-41. It is the healing of the blind man. As Jesus heals a man with a mud paste that he makes out of His own spit, the Pharisees find ways to explain away this miracle. The blind man doesn’t care what the Pharisees believe because he is healed! He witnessed the miracle first hand. The Pharisees don’t like what they have heard, so they feel the need to explain the sinfulness of Jesus in their eyes. The miracle is too scary to them. It would mean changing the way they think. It would mean discomfort to their life. It would mean humbling themselves and admitting… maybe they were wrong.
What if God is calling all of us to change something in our life? What if we are so busy pointing our fingers at who to blame that we miss the miracle? What if we just want everything to stay the same so badly that we harden our hearts to what is the Light of the World?
I realized that changing how I think is going to be hard. I need to break out of my comfort zone and see how I can help share God’s Light with others. I am trapped in my house, but I am not trapped in my heart. I can certainly try to help in any way I can.
We live on a small circle court. There are about ten homes. We haven’t all met each other because over the last couple of years all of our homes have been built. I realized how sad it is that I have been so busy with my life, I haven’t found the time to introduce myself to everyone. My plan is to tape notes to the doors of my neighbors, introducing myself and my cell phone number. This way we can call on each other when we go to the grocery, need help with kid’s homework, or just need someone to talk to in a moment of need. Why not use this time as a new way to communicate? We can celebrate in person once this is all over!
If God is truly giving us all a message to change our lives now, do you want to miss the chance to do something? I don’t.
There are so many ways we can make a change. I would love to hear people’s ideas. You can post on your own social media, below in the comment section, on my twitter account “Making Room for God”, on my facebook account Anne Slamkowski, or even my facebook page “Making Room For God.” Let’s help each other be God’s light! Don’t be afraid to share because you just might inspire someone to see the miracle God is nudging us to view!