Path to Wholeness

Luke 18:41-42
Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.” Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”

When a blind man heard that Jesus was passing by…he kept calling out to Jesus…even to the point that others in the crowd were telling him to be quiet. Do we pursue and call out to Jesus with the same persistence and faith? More important than the physical healing Jesus gave this man was that he restored the blind man to wholeness. Jesus’ mission is not to get us safely into some distant heaven but to show us the path to wholeness and restoration. Whenever I see the word “saved” or “salvation” I like to translate it as “whole” or “wholeness.” I believe this is much closer to the true meaning. God wants us to become our true selves…the whole and complete unique reflection of our Maker. Following Jesus will show us the way.

Suggested song of the day– “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
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Remember…you are loved!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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