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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sunday Snippets: When God Uses Mud

John 9:11 "He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.

Several months ago I was a few hours away from seeing some friends who I am very close to, who I've grown up knowing, and who are utterly and completely deceived in their belief system. As I poured out my heart to God, asking Him to prepare me to see these people and try to be a light to them, something hit me. I thought of this passage, where Jesus heals a blind man...Have you ever noticed that he uses something most of us don't really like? I don't know about you, but when I think of mud off the street, I don't have pleasant pictures in my head. The words "nasty" "unclean" and "worthless" come to mind. Why in the WORLD would Jesus use this disgusting stuff to open the eyes of a blind man?? I mean, He could have just as easily said the word, or even just thought it, and the man would have been healed! You know what I think? I think Jesus did that to show us something precious about Himself and His love. What others look at as disgusting, worthless, and filthy, Jesus can use to display His infinite power and compassion! Remember the verse that speaks of "beauty from ashes"? God can use things for His glory that many wouldn't even want to look at. Are there days when you feel worthless, unclean, or unable to be used of God? Think of this verse when those times come: if we are surrendered to God's Will and striving with all our hearts to walk according to His Word, God CAN use you! Your past sins are just that--past! They are under the Blood! You could be the clay that God chooses to utilize in opening the eyes of someone in your life who is blinded. If God can use humble mud, then surely He can use you and I! :) May we all be ready and willing to be used of Him this week, and for the rest of our lives!
P.S. I am in the process of writing a song about this thought...lyrics will be posted whenever I happen to finish. ;)

1 comment:

  1. We need to compare song lyrics; I'm running low on motivation to finish my song from this passage! Haha! But, yes!! Love this verse! If Jesus can use the clay to bring someone healing, surely He can use me, too!! <3

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