Matthew 9:28- Jesus asked them, “Do you believe I can make you see?” “Yes, Lord,” they told him, “we do.” (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr. Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Eyes are the gateway to the soul. Eyes are the windows that reflect our truest intent, while revealing our cached weaknesses. Eyes, like a lie detector, can hardly be dissuaded from uncovering the truth. Eyes are the visceral shell of the inner sanctum of our souls. So it should come as no surprise that when Jesus healed the man, his eyes sparkled like fireworks in the midnight sky. For once he was shrouded in darkness, but God brought back the light. Once he had to imagine the countenance of his loved one’s, but God flooded him with love so he might behold their image. Once, they were hopeless, but God “touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen” (Matthew 9:29). Therefore, it was by faith that his eyesight was restored, and it was by faith that he will go and tell everyone about what the Lord hath done for him that day.
Herbert writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He is also the founder of B.T.E.P. (Bringing Together Extraordinary People), a Charlotte, N.C.-based nonprofit with a mission to unite professional athletic organizations in accordance with their neighboring counties in the Greater Charlotte area, and to improve underprivileged athletic programs and share in the duty of empowering disadvantaged youth within their communities.