06/07/24 They Cannot See


One-year plan: 2 Kings 21-23, John 12:20-50

Two-year plan: Deuteronomy 5, Mark 16:1-8


Jesus was/is the light of the world, but He would not be physically present with the people much longer in today’s New Testament reading. They must respond to Him while they have opportunity, for their time with the Light living among them would come to a close. In the midst of that discussion, Jesus told His listeners these words: “The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going” (John 12:35). 

I think about those words as I consider today some folks I love, but who do not know the Lord. They are walking in darkness, and that darkness seems distinctly like Jesus described it. They’re aimless. Directionless. Confused. Wandering. Drifting. Meaningless. Seeking the temporary and finding only frustration and pain. 

I deeply grieve for them, but I realize more every day that nothing is going to change until they turn to the Light—and I can’t make them take that step. What I can do, however, is intercede for them, asking God to draw them out of their darkness into His light. I can look forward in faith to that great day. Amen. 

PERSONAL REFLECTION: Do you know folks walking in the darkness who cannot see where they’re going?  

PRAYER: “God, I plead with You to open the darkened, blinded minds of the people on my heart today. Father, let this day be their day of salvation.” 


One-year plan: 2 Kings 24-25, John 13

Two-year plan: Deuteronomy 6-7, Mark 16:9-20

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