Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun.” Acts 13:11 (NIV)
A man stands in the way of the word of Jesus. Paul reprimands the man and brings the matter back where it belongs in the hands of God. He says now that it is clear that he stands contrary to the will of the Lord, God´s hand will be against him. He will not be able to see the light. Can we relate? Are we seeing less of the Light of the World than we could or should?
“It is not fair!” We may complain, that we take this text of an obviously shady character and turn it to point an incriminating finger at ourselves. But we might just wander forever in our own darkness. All eternity hangs on our urgency to be right with God today! We need to know now if we might be standing in the way of God´s will for us! We need to know and go running to our knees! If we don´t, we too may be seeking someone to lead us by the hand. God may let us grope around in darkness. We may be blinded and never know the True Light! Shall we do all that we can now so that we may see Jesus? Shall we pray that God´s hand is with us today instead of against us?
Dear Holy Spirit,
Please open our eyes and do not leave them closed! You have the power to show us the Father and the Son! Let the hand of God be with us so that we can see the Light! Remove from our hearts anything that stands in the way of God´s will for us set us hard after our Lord today we pray!