Friday: 6th December, 2019
Reference: Mathew 9:27-31
Matthew 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
In the dialogue between Jesus and the two blind men mentioned in today’s text, we read His question to them: ‘Do you believe I am able to do this?’ to which they respond in the affirmative. However, we could raise a question after the words of Jesus: ‘do what’?
For all we know, they could have been requesting for something else because until the eyes of the men were opened, no real subject is presented for consideration.
It is almost as though they spoke in a coded language, an option used when one does not want others to understand, or in the very least, apply some effort to do so. Regardless, coded or not, one other language was spoken; the language of faith. In the words of Jesus: ‘As you have believed, be it done to you’. Thus, what was meant to be received was dependent on what the men were already expecting in faith. And so their eyes were opened.
We could revisit the encounter between Zechariah and the Angel prior to John’s birth: ‘Do not be afraid, your prayer has been answered'(Luke 1:13). In effect, your faith has produced fruit, but Zechariah doubted hence, his loss of speech until John’s birth. It makes us wonder what his expectations were even as he prayed for a son and that makes the words of Jesus even more impactful- ‘As you have believed’
Beloved, faith takes what one conceives and translates them into the realm of reality. It is specific, it is definite and it is active. That is one coded language the believer and God can speak with perfect comprehension.
So speak the language of faith because that always obtains a response from God.