Lent day 26 reflection – 14 March 2021

by Donn D’souza

Today we look at two aspects of the Word; the anointing of David and the healing of the man at the pool of Siloam.

In the Bible, in the book of Samuel, Chapter 16:7, the Bible says,

“But Yahweh said to Samuel, take no notice of his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not see as human beings see, they look at appearances but Yahweh looks at the heart.”

My dear brothers and sisters, God had sent Samuel to anoint one of the sons of Jesse to be the new king of Israel. Now when Samuel saw the first of Jesse’s sons, he thought, this might be the one chosen by God, because this son of Jesse was good looking and tall and strong. And then God goes on to make one of the most striking statements about the kind of person that God chooses. He, God, looks at the heart. Is it any wonder that David was called a man after God’s own heart?

We now come to the New Testament, and Jesus does the same thing. There is a man who needs healing, Jesus does not look at the man through the eyes of others, but rather He looks at his heart. He then sends the man to the pool of Siloam, and this man goes to the pool of Siloam, dips himself in the pool and is healed.

Now in Hebrew the word Siloam means ‘sent’ or ‘overflowing’. Jesus does this to show us that God’s love is overflowing and that God Himself sends us to be healed. God wants us to be healed more than we want it ourselves.

Today I want to invite you to give your heart to Jesus again. He will choose us, as He did David. He will heal us, as He did the man who was blind. And He, God will let His love overflow in us. We just need to give Him our hearts.

What are we waiting for? Turn your heart upon Jesus today.

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