Jesus came into the world to change it in a profound way. He wasn’t what the people of his time expected and he probably wasn’t what they had hoped for in a Messiah. Israel wanted a military leader. But Jesus gives us all a gift far greater than any military victory. What is that gift? He healed our blindness and filled us with his eternal light.
Here is my servant whom I uphold,
my chosen one with whom I am pleased,
Upon whom I have put my Spirit;
he shall bring forth justice to the nations,
Not crying out, not shouting,
not making his voice heard in the street.
A bruised reed he shall not break,
and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,
Until he establishes justice on the earth;
the coastlands will wait for his teaching.
Thus says God, the LORD,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spreads out the earth with its crops,
Who gives breath to its people
and spirit to those who walk on it:
I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,
I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you
as a covenant of the people,
a light for the nations,
To open the eyes of the blind,
to bring out prisoners from confinement,
and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.
Jesus is the light that opens the eyes of the blind, both physically and spiritually. Still, we all have people in our lives who live in the darkness of unbelief. Can we find the courage to reach out to someone who desperately needs to experience Jesus. Are we afraid?
Make no mistake sisters and brothers. All of us will be called to account for the lives of those that God places in our life.