My church just finished up a series on the importance of creating margin in our lives. This past Sunday, we were reminded that the one thing we need to make time for is pursuing the Lord. The pastor took some time to share some one thing passages in scripture.
“One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple” (Psalm 27:4)
Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21)
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, (Philippians 3:13)
When I arrived home on Sunday, I decided to look at this concept of one thing awhile longer.
I came across John 9. It’s the story of the man who was born blind and then one day he encountered Jesus. After this encounter, he was able to see.
The Pharisees interrogated and insulted the newly sighted man. They could not wrap their minds around the idea that this man, Jesus, could do such a thing.
I love the healed man’s response.
“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But one thing I know: I was blind, and now I can see!” John 9:25
Here’s my paraphrase. I don’t give a hoot what y’all say about this man Jesus. All I know, and all I care about, is this one thing. I have been living in darkness my entire life. I came across this man Jesus and for the first time…I can see. I can see!
The one thing we need to make time for in our lives is Jesus. The one thing we need to do is pursue him.
Because, as this man discovered, Jesus is the one thing that will completely transform our lives.
Dark becomes light. Old becomes new. Broken becomes healed. The lost become found.
When Jesus touches your life, people can dispute and challenge and mock…but it really doesn’t matter what people say, because transformation will always trump skepticism. You were blind and now you can see!
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