Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. Matthew 12:22
Can you imagine…perhaps a life time…perhaps months…perhaps years…of…nothing. Of being led from place to place. Certainly, not being able to see anything around you, not being able to express anything. And then suddenly it all changes. Suddenly you can see, you can speak, you can hear…all at once.
What would that be like?
That…is the story already of those who are in Christ. Because you couldn’t look upon this world and know the most important thing about it, could you? You couldn’t look on this world and know that the most important thing about everything is Jesus Christ.
You couldn’t look in the mirror of the perfect law of liberty and understand who you were. You would be one of the ones who would turn away and forget what kind of man, what kind of woman you were..which in some ways was pretty comforting. But nevertheless, you knew something was wrong.
But then your eyes were opened, and you could see who you were…but you could see that you had a Savior. Your sins had been paid for…and you were free.
In Paul’s words, he says that this is something that we are to use to remember. Sometimes we forget, and lots of the time we want to forget. But remember this…what Jesus did for you is like what He did for this man who was demon-possessed…a slave to sin who He freed so he could be freed and alive to God.
Paul writes this…
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
Brothers and sisters, you proclaim that Jesus opened your eyes. You can see what He has done for You. You can look here and He reminds you of it. ‘Those things that I have done for those people in the Scriptures…that is what I have done for you.’