Blind Side

Like fingerprints, we are uniquely made by God (Psalm 139:14) and engineered to serve a Divine purpose (Ephesians 2:10); we are each individual. In the same sense, our experiences in life are just as unique in the sense of how we perceive, adjust to and accommodate them. You see, when sin enters the picture, we become broken and flawed and unable to serve our purpose and, in fact, loose our purpose. It is when we realize this that we reach out for meaning in life and that illusive purpose in our existence.

At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, He had freer access to teach His wonderful message. He was not yet inundated by mobs of people, physically ailing and looking for relief or spiritually searching for a solution to their sin/guilt issues. He was not being challenged, confronted and attacked from every side by His detractors, jealous of His popularity or just angry at His exposing their hypocrisy. However, when Jesus was approached by a leper, He “moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him” (Mark 2:41), and, literally being touched by God, “he was cleansed” (v. 42). From that point forward, “Jesus could no longer openly enter the city… and they came to Him from every direction” (v. 45).

There is no baggage we carry, no self-inflicted damage we have incurred, no wound so deep that the touch of the Great Physician cannot heal it. True, no one has suffered as you have, in the same manner or the same extent; you are unique. But Jesus knows our every trial, temptation, and weakness and, with compassion (Hebrews 5:2), He can heal you. Jesus has no blind side. You can come to Him from every direction and He will make you whole.

JDS