The Bible is filled with stories of hope—new beginnings, forgiveness, and fresh starts. In John 9, Jesus and the disciples meet a blind man. The disciples are curious, asking Jesus, “Rabbi, who sinned—this man or his parents—that he was born blind?” Jesus replies, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” And then, Jesus restored his sight – giving new life to one man, but giving hope to so many around him.
While Jesus’ time on earth was short, his works of God were abundant. Through the Holy Spirit, he continues to give us that same hope each and every day. Think about where you’ve seen God work in your own life. In 2 Corinthians 4:18, we’re reminded to…
“Fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
That’s hope. Hope that God’s plans for us are bigger than we can ever imagine. Hope that he knows what we’re going through, yet he’s right there with us.
Filipino Man Has His Sight Restored
Click play below and watch as a 63-year-old Filipino man realizes he can see again—for the first time in 19 years. Thanks to surgeon Dr. Noel Lacsamana, medical staff, and God’s almighty plan, this man has a new beginning to celebrate.
After 19 years of blindness, it would have been easy to lose hope. But this Filipino man stayed in the fight. God calls us all to fight the good fight of faith. While we can’t always see God’s plan, you’ve got to remember that he is always rooting for you behind the scenes. You’re never alone.
Click play on the meditation below and let’s rejoice in the hope of the glory of God together. As you take a deep breath, open your heart to the good news of what God has planned for all who put their faith in him. As Christians, we stand by God’s grace together and rejoice in the hope of his glory. Let that truth take root in you as you listen to the 2-minute version of “Hope in the Glory of God” with Abide narrator Tyler Boss.
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