There is something wrong in the world. Have you noticed it?
The world is afflicted with blindness.
It isn’t that people can’t use their eyes; instead, people don’t want to use their eyes.
The Jews witnessed the powerful miracles of Jesus and yet they were mysteriously afflicted with blindness. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world,” (John 8:12). The Jews couldn’t see it. Jesus said, “For if you do not believe that I am he, you will die in your sins,” (John 8:24b). The Jews continued to grope in the dark. Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” (John 8:31-32). And the Jews, still blind, told Jesus they had never been enslaved.
There are many people who are afraid of the dark. They are terrified of sleeping in a dark room. Yet, there are those purposely avoiding the light of the truth of God’s word and would rather spend their lives in darkness rather than learn the truth.
The blind are often pitied because they do not have sight. How much more pitiable are those who have their sight but are blinded by their own assumptions and unsubstantiated beliefs.
Jesus’ offer of freedom has existed since the first century A.D., yet there are those who wish to remain in darkness. Come out of the dark, obey the gospel and step into the freedom of the light of the Savior!