As often as I’ve read John Chapter Nine, about Jesus
healing the man who was born blind, Recently, in Sunday School, I came up with a thought that had not occurred to me before.
This man had been blind at birth, and when he was healed, he didn’t know his own parents…until he heard their
voices! It hadn’t entered my mind until this Sunday School discussion. And he would have had to close his eyes to
find his way home, because he’d never had sight to lead him.
And there’s more…We have the same blindness about God and Jesus Christ…we
can’t recognize Him because we’ve never seen him…until He speaks to us, as He does through our heart…until
we hear His voice.
it’s a different way that we recognize Him …not by an audible voice, but we know when we’re in touch with
Him. In a way, it’s like when your spouse or your best friend phones…from the first word he or she says, you
recognize them. They don’t have to say something like, "This is Joe."
But there are other ways Christ or God speaks to us (and when we speak
of one, it includes all three…the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are there). We can hear from the Lord through people
wherever…not just in Sunday School.
Of course the place that is always available, is the Bible itself. You know the saying: "God speaks to us through the
Bible and we speak to Him through our prayers."
And there are circumstances. You get a feeling to change a plan slightly, or you get a minor
delay, only to come upon a traffic accident, about where you would have been without the "something" that held you
And there are dreams.
have you read my Conquest article about looking for days for a music instruction book I needed, and finally gave up. Then
at 2 a.m., in a dream, God said, "look behind that chair beside your bed." And there it was. People, listen for
Him. He has something to tell you.