Closed Blinds

When we moved here twenty years ago, one of the nosiest neighbours ever lived across the park from us. He used binoculars to spy on all of us; then he shared anything possible with the neighbours.

He made the mistake of telling my husband that he could see right through our kitchen window and into our entire house. Ron put a blind there immediately and we never opened it, ever. 

This week a study I was doing mentioned letting God’s light into your heart. For some reason, I thought about that blind. 

That neighbour died more than fifteen years ago, my husband passed almost ten years ago. And me; I still had that blind closed. 

Light poured into my kitchen once I removed it.

So let’s take this a bit farther shall we? What blinds do we have down between God and ourselves? What dark corners of our hearts do we try to keep covered from shame or guilt or despair?

We are new creatures in Christ. God loves us. It is safe to take down the blinds.

Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.”

 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”(Mark 10:49-51, NIV)

Prayer- Lord we have lots of time to hear from you now…Show us our blind spots as we surrender them to you! Amen.

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