The Lord Be With You Today!
Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.
(Isaiah has just reminded God’s people
that the Lord will judge those who have oppressed them.
Now, the Lord declares that He will not only deliver them
from the bondage of their enemies,
but that He will also deliver them from physical bondage.
Here, the Lord reveals yet another, deeper, spiritual level of oppression.
He has provided healing not only for our physical limitations,
but also for our spiritual blindness, deafness, lameness, and muteness.
Just as people are physically blind and deaf,
we are also spiritually blind and deaf and crippled.
But He has delivered us into His truths, into His reality,
into His wisdom and discernment,
and has set us free from all that keeps us from maturing and growing in Him
and has set us free to experience Him in His fullness.
When Christ heals our physical infirmities,
those healings are reflections of the deeper levels of spiritual cures
that He has made available to us today,
the ability to see and hear His truths,
the ability to walk forth in strength,
and the ability to express the joy of the Lord,
both to Him and to others around us.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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