“He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.”
John 9:25 KJV
There are times when we are criticized, sometimes every day for our beliefs and for our service to Jesus. Our precious Saviour knows how it feels to be criticized because He was criticized all the time for doing good. If you will read John 9, you will know that Jesus healed the eyes of the blind man.
Just as Jesus healed the eyes of the blind man, He also heals the blindness of our heart. Before Jesus gives us a new heart, there is unforgiveness, hatred, sarcasm, bitterness and all other things in our heart that hurts Jesus and breaks His heart. Praise God that when I was saved Jesus gave me a new heart and life.
Rev. Rufus Henry McDaniel wrote one of my favorite hymns “Since Jesus Came into My Heart”. When Jesus comes into our heart, He gives us a new heart, a heart filled with love and compassion for others. On August 14, 1980 when I invited Jesus into my heart, He gave me a new heart.
“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26). Have you invited Jesus into your heart and allowed Him to give you a new heart? If not, I urge you to do it today before it is too late.
There is too much criticism in this world. We need to be encouragers instead of criticizing and hurting one another. Let’s start loving unconditionally as Jesus loves us and has commanded us to love one another. We have a tender loving compassionate Saviour Who died for our sins.
Joanne LoweFebruary 9, 2017