Can’t See The Forest For The Trees – Matthew 20:30

Can’t see the forest for the trees

Most of us have heard the old saying, “Can’t see the forest for the trees.”

We can’t see what’s right in front of us often because so many things crowd it out.

Allow me to share a passage with you today from Matthew 20, verse 29 -34.

“As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us.” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus stopped and called them, “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes, and immediately they received their sight and followed him.”

Have you ever cried out to the Lord?

How many times have we cried out “Lord, we want our sight!” How many times has He answered our prayers, only to sit there and act as if he hadn’t?

What’s interesting about these blind men is they knew the Messiah would be a descendant of David and they could see that Jesus was him, while the people who actually had their sight could not.

It’s funny, but seeing with your eyes doesn’t mean you’ll see with your heart. It can be laid out in front of us, but we’re too spiritually blind to see the truth. There’s too many trees in our forest.

Let’s pray for clarity

Father, today I pray for a spiritual awakening for myself as well as those reading this devotional. I pray God for you to remove our blindness. Lord, as we go through each day, I pray our eyes would open to the truth of your Son, Jesus. In His name, I pray, Amen.

In His Service,

Jeanette Duby, The Teaching Lady

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