Part of the 10 Hard Truths about Being Born Again series.
People who reject Christ are blind: “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
In the last several weeks I’ve seen this truth come to life over and over again.
In a sense, it grieves me. And in another, it humbles me.
It grieves me because I so bad want the light to shine in their hearts so unbelievers see Christ.
It humbles me because I can’t do anything about it.
Only a work of God can open their eyes. Only a work of God can give them life. Only a work of God causes the human heart to see the truth and beauty and worth and glory of Christ.
That work is called the new birth. And it has nothing to do with my desire. Or my effort. Yet…
In Acts 26, speaking to Paul, Jesus says, “I am sending you to open their eyes.” The solution to spiritual blindness is plain: God opens the eyes of the blind through people who share the good news with love.
People who–in spite of rejection and ridicule–boldly proclaim the worth, the glory and the way of Christ.
I want each and everyone of you to know that your support and your witness means the world to me. You encourage me. You cheer me on.
More importantly, you make me proud because people will be born again through the living and abiding word, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, you faithfully share.