We are the blind man who cannot see
Until God opens the eyes of me and thee.
He opens our eyes that we believe
How He saves only through Christ -That in sin we were conceived.
He grants us faith by His grace
That we confess His name, all of our days.
We are the disciples who ask the question why
We are of those who ask out of curiosity
But as they received a Godly answer from God’s only Begotten Son,
So we too learn to see that always, God’s will is done.
He opens our eyes that we see
The Works of God among us through the ord-in-ar-y.
We are the doubting Pharisees & the unbelieving Jews
We question again and again God’s revealing news.
We wish to see God, but only according to our own perception,
Rather than the way God reveals Himself, even in the Holy incarnation.
Only in Christ do we have a Savior.
Only through faith in the God made flesh
Do we stand holy before our God, now and forever.
We are the timid parents of the man given sight.
We hesitate to speak, of God we make light.
We fear what may happen if we should say
What we know to be true, for what may happen by they.
But God opens our mouth, the ears to hear, the eyes to read
That we study diligently and speak boldly, that to fear we do not concede.
Christ Jesus is our Lord, our Savior and King,
On Him we stand, He is our everything.
Through holy baptism and faith in His Son we are His.
We simply say what is true, what He has done And we simply rejoice in this. Amen.
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