And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.”
And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
Jesus gives sight to a blind man.
The blind man rejoices.
But it doesn’t stop there. What happens next?
The crowd, also once blind but now seeing, praises God. The miracle has a ripple effect.
When Jesus heals a soul, he doesn’t stop with one.
Those who witness the miracle also receive a measure of healing. Of hope. Of faith. They, too, are enlightened. And rejoice. And would do well to glorify God.
If you are that delivered person—the one recovering sight—give God the glory for it.
And if you’re not that person, yet, or right now, look around you. You’ll see someone who is. Be amazed. Have faith. Give praise.
When God is glorified, the whole world becomes a brighter place. For all of us.
Be a ripple.
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What miracle have you seen God do this week, large or small?
Who can you share that with?
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