God’s Call Helps Others See the Light

Rob Donoho

Read: John 9:1-25

One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see. (v. 25)

Jesus performed a great miracle in giving sight to a man blind from birth. The healed man could not explain the miracle. All he knew was that where once he was blind, now he could see. This miracle serves as a sign that Jesus is the light of the world. Knowing God the Father is only possible when Jesus lights the way.

The condition of the neighborhood where we constructed a home for a Mexican family is very poor. No running water or electricity. Dirt roads lined with trash. Dust covers everything. The situation of these poverty-stricken families seems helpless, but God can transform neighborhoods, even in the most dire of situations.

Each day we worked, we found ourselves surrounded not only by the family needing a home, but by neighbors and extended family members. During work breaks, I was amazed to see dozens of children quickly surround my wife as she passed out candy, shoes, or school supplies. Where there had been one child moments earlier there were now dozens. The scene reminded me of moths drawn to a light.

Then it struck me. We were drawing these families to God through our gifts. They were seeing Jesus through us. When we love others in Jesus’ name, this helps them see that he is the light of the world. —Rob Donoho

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are the light of the world. May your light shine through us to draw others to the Father in love.