By: Darrelyn L. Tutt"Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, anointed my eyes, and said unto me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash, and I went and washed, and I received sight.'"John 9:10-11------Assigned to the blind man was an activity.The activity involved an obedience which would result in vision.Do we think the blind man questioned and complained about this simple directive given him by Jesus or quickly responded and readily applied Himself to the activity commanded?What the eyes failed to see, the mind was enabled to envision.The seeing mind ...------Let's contemplate three questions:Do we think the activity was difficult for the blind man to perform?No ... of course not.+The activity of washing in the pool, to the blind man, was an extremely small activity of performance in comparison to the blindness he had known all his life. What blind man would complain or question an act which he believed would restore him his vision?-----Do we think the blind man went slowly to the pool Siloam?+It would be my great guess that the blind man's legs couldn't convey him to the pool of Siloam fast enough. In my imagination (which is quite active and super-sized,) I see the blind man invested with an energy comparable to an Olympian attacking a springboard. Think of the great splash he must have made and the speed with which propelled him.Does blindness have the ability to impair legs or hasten them toward a pool of vision?-----Do we think the blind man went to the pool expecting nothing?+The blind man understood that obedience to Jesus word would result in restoration of sight. Quick compliance was the order of the day and nothing would distract or deter him.Does blindness wield the ability to impair the mind or does it create and envision even more in him?-------Three recognitions:We're all blind apart from Jesus.It's the knowledge of our blindness which precedes our entrance into His presence.Shall we not perform our Savior's word in order to procure the blessing of vision and deliverance? Shall we deny ourselves a promised hope and deliverance and choose blindness instead?Obedience procures the heart with vision.Forfeit nothing to experience it!Perform the activity of God's word as did the blind man and wash in whatever "pool Siloam" Christ bids you.Do it!-------A sense of impairment leads to a sense of urgency and speed where Christ is concerned.When we find ourselves covered in muck and mire, do we not move with some haste toward the object of our deliverance?Do we care or give thought to the cruel words of unredemptive individuals in our midst?No ... we do not.In resolute, charged movement we make our way toward Jesus with a certainty of our deliverance and salvation. We make a full run and lope to the springboard of faith and create an airborn summersalt charged of full velocity in His presence.We soak ourselves in the blood and splash in grace,and encourage others to do the same.There's room in the pool Siloam ...Take the plunge!------Positively anticipate and expect!Vision is the rule of the day when the heart is obedient.Thine eyes shall see great visions and thine ears shall hear great words of hope, promise, and provision where ever Christ is concerned.It is He who anoints with clay.It is He who applies to the eyes.It is He who provides the pool. And it is He who saves!Thine expectation shall be as the blind man's, who was not disappointed."And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand and when ye turn to the left."Isaiah 30:21------Oh the wonder ...Of a Seeing Mind.
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