Being in Haiti, it often feels like we are actually living in Jesus’ time. The simplicity of life, the mission we serve every day, even going from house to house just sitting and sharing His story; it’s almost easy to understand and feel what it was like 2,000 years ago.
Yesterday, we met a man who recently became blind in 2014. We barely said hello when He shared that just that morning He was praying for God to send people to Him to encourage him. He continued sharing that He didn’t grow up a follower of Jesus.
After waking up one day completely blind, He began to question who Jesus was and if Jesus could help him. He began to be teachable and ask good questions. He’s been chasing after Jesus ever since. He came to a point where he needed to make a decision—He chose to accept that Jesus is who the Bible says He is. The man has been sharing his story with his community and his family ever since.
After hearing his story, I couldn’t help but think of the passage in John where Jesus talks about spiritual blindness. “For judgement I have come into this world, so that the blind will see, and those who see will become blind.” John 9:39.
Here was a man who was physically blind, but spiritually he could see clearer than ever. This man had no distractions and His ‘sight’ was solely on Jesus.
To this day he is still blind, but He is confident of the One who can give him sight, and that is something to be celebrated.
We went into this house, expecting to minister, when in fact we were the ones being ministered to.
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