Not long after I’d become a Christian, I was sharing my new found faith with a man who didn’t know Christ.

Once our conversation ended, I was left frustrated because I was unable to get him to see what was so obvious to me.

Immediately, the Holy Spirit challenged me with these words.

”Would you get angry with a blind man because he can’t see?“

Sometimes we forget that we too used to be blind to the truth. Unable to see, and with no spiritual discernment.

And if we do, it creates an expectation that the world should see what we see and align with our values. It is not only a false expectation, it’s a spiritual impossibility.

Our prayer, as Elisha‘s was for his servant, should be that God would open their eyes to see what we now have the privilege to see, and not condemn them in their blindness.

(NASB) 2 Ki 6:17 – Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NKJV) But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.