Daily reading: Mark 10:32-52
Friday February 26, 2016

Focus passage: Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The blind man said, “Teacher, I want to see.” Mark 10:51

There was a kid in my school growing up that had tunnel vision.  He was a bright, nice young boy that would often find it challenging to navigate the busy hallways between classes.  We always knew he might bump into us.  We were all aware of his limitations in the classroom from the perspective of how the teacher presented the material on the board and his ability to fully engage visually in what was happening in the classroom.

We all have some sort of tunnel vision in our own life.  When it comes to the life of a congregation it can be harmful and in some cases deadly.  It happens when we only see one way forward, or only believe that there is one way to do any given activity and we find ourselves bumping into different points of view.

Bartimaeus says to Jesus “Teacher, I want to see.”  Seeing for Bartimaeus means healing and an ability to participate in society in ways that currently are not an option.  

Can you identify the areas in your life where you have tunnel vision?  How can God help you to see?

Prayer:  God help me to see more clearly, help me to grow in the servant ministry of Christ today.  Amen.


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