Chris McCullough
John 9:18-41

Muddling through adulthood, I find myself searching for clarity in the midst of changing seasons. Transitions from one phase of my life to another are ultimately no different than an unexpectedly cold March morning without a coat.  Without fail, I always seem to be caught off guard; unprepared and relearning the lessons that change must teach me.  I’ve been stunned at the doors God opens and how quickly others seem to unceremoniously slam shut without closure.  I’m no different than anyone else.  I’m overwhelmed by the daily weight and pressure of responsibility, obligation, and expectation. I am made unsteady by the emotions that accompany joys gained and lost and people that come and go.  I find that in my best moments, life seems more than sufficient, almost indulgent, and in my worst, the fog of disappointment seems thick enough to choke me.  With age comes perspective and I’m slowly learning that with every new day comes a new opportunity, a chance for the sun to burn away the fog and for me to see anew the beauty God has placed all around me.  This day, and every day, is a new day and another chance for us to take a step into the light and find some clarity.  In John 9:39 Jesus says, “I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that those who have never seen will see…”  He welcomes me and He welcomes you to see clearly the love that surrounds us.  He welcomes us to embrace the seasons for what they are and to put on a coat and enjoy the texture of another day.  I once was blind but now I see…and it all begins today.