22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
How loving! A beautiful picture of you leading a blind man by the hand. Utterly dependent on you and yet trusting in you. You are faithful and very loving. You treat us with utmost care and tenderness.
O Jesus, lead us onward,
Lead us onward with your gentle, tender, and loving hand,
Let us hold tightly onto your hands.
Helen Keller (famous blind-deaf person) with Anne Sullivan in 1898. Licensed in the Public Domain.
O loving father, why do you remain hidden? I’ve noticed that you also have given me many hidden blessings and I usually don’t realize it until much later! Quite sneaky, but in a good way! Then the following verse came to my mind.
Proverb 25:2 (NIV)
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
Thank you God!
Your hand guides me through the valley of darkness. How gentle, tender and loving! Only you know all pitfalls and snares that lie throughout the valley of shadows. I just have to trust you and hold onto your hand as you lead me into safety. Even when it may look grim or doesn’t look right to me. Who am I to say I know better than You do? It may not make sense to my natural mind, but I will tell myself to just simply trust in you and hold onto Your loving, tender and gentle hands! I believe in You, I give You myself! It will lead me into a promised valley, a place of serenity and encompassing beauty.