KATHY AND LARRY MILLER
Are you sometimes impatient with your Christian growth? The biblical story of Jesus healing the blind man shows God’s patience in our transformation process.
In John 9:17, the healed blind man is grilled by the Pharisees who want reasons to kill Jesus. “So they said again to the blind man, ‘What do you say about him since he has opened your eyes?’ He said, ‘He is a prophet.”
This nameless man is limited in his knowledge. Jesus put his own spittle mixed with dirt to make mud for the blind man’s eyes. Then Jesus tells him to “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (9:7). His eyes are still unseeing as he walks away. He doesn’t know what Jesus looks like, who he is, or where he is. He obeys and is healed, yet he is attacked by the leaders.
Jesus steps in to support him. Jesus gives the man an opportunity to learn the truth, asking, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
He replied, “‘And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.’” He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. (John 9:36-38)
We can’t but help envision a huge joyful smile on Jesus’s face as he says, “It’s me.” The next time you feel discouraged by your lack of spiritual growth, think of how Jesus has already taught you and how he will continue.
ABOUT KATHY AND LARRY MILLER
The Millers have been in ministry since 1978 as speakers, authors, and lay counselors. They married in 1970 and God empowered them to overcome the dysfunctional marriage and family they had developed early in their marriage. Larry is a retired police lieutenant from Huntington Beach Police Department. Both individually and as a couple, they have authored over 55 books and spoken in nine foreign countries. They live in Southern California and are parents and grandparents. Visit them at www.KathyCollardMiller.com
ABOUT REVEALING GOD’S INTRIGUING QUESTIONS
Want to know God better? Want to know yourself better?
God asks many questions in the Bible—Old and New Testaments. Why? His questions serve the purpose of revealing who he is and the motives of the person he is addressing.
Can you see God’s intention when he asks Adam and Eve, “Where are you?” He helps them realize he knows their physical location and the condition of their hearts.
Can you see twelve-year-old Jesus’s purpose when he asks Mary and Joseph, “Why were you looking for me?” Jesus reminds them he is God and points to their distrust of his Father God.
Those are only a few of the insights you’ll gain from the 100 devotions in God’s Intriguing Questions: 100 Devotions Revealing God’s Nature and Our Motives authored by Kathy Collard Miller and Larry Miller. These devotionals make biblical stories come alive and provide both inspirational and practical ideas, along with biblical depth. Two discussion questions are included with each devotion, along with a short prayer.
This book is perfect for both individuals and couples.