Along the way

ATD 102The Word

“As Jesus was walking along, He saw a man who had been blind from birth.” John 9:1, 2


This story begins with Jesus walking along from one location to another. The events that followed have long amazed and humored those who love and follow Christ. In fact this entire chapter has produced multiple sermons by pastors and teachers through the centuries.

For now, though, focus on the words, “As Jesus was walking along…” He was devoted to the will of His Father in heaven. Jesus knew why He was sent, to liberate the captivity of the human heart from the darkness and death of sin. He knew He was authorized and empowered to do so by the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:14, Matthew 28:18). I do not doubt He knew each step of the way, for while in human flesh He was still God. While we are commissioned by Him to continue His mission and have the Holy Spirit to guide us, still Christ was God in human form, an advantage we do not have.

We learn from this story to minister as Jesus did as we go along our daily lives. Indeed Jesus would say to His followers to leave one location and set for a new one, but He ministered along the way also. Whenever He was confronted by those in need He would minister to them.

Some wait for the grand unfolding of a position or place to assess or consider as the will of God, forgetting God is always ready to use us wherever and whatever we are doing at the moment. A believer in Christ has the continued mission and commission of Christ to declare the Good News of the Kingdom of God, the light to the world who came to seek and save the lost.

May we pay close attention walking along today for we each are empowered, commissioned, and on the greatest mission for humanity.


May I see and hear You, Lord, as You lead me through the day. Guide me to share my life along the way just as You did. Amen.


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