Today is a very important day in the history of the United States, 11 years ago we were thrust suddenly and violently into conflict. Several of our nations; the worlds, icons of power and freedom were tarnished and scared. innocent lives cut off before their time, voices silenced by an act of cowardice. The world responded with support of cry’s for justice. And out of the rubble we swore to “Never Forget”
But what were we saying we would “Never Forget”? Was it we would never forget the violence? the terror? the victims? vanquishing an enemy? All these things have there proper place, all of them deserve a proper response. Are we seeking vengeance? That will never satisfy, but there is another 9:11 that I would like to share with you.
“He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.”
Here in John 9:11 we see a man giving testimony of how he received his sight. How he was healed, set free and restored. It’s interesting that Jesus made “clay”, in another gospel it says he “spit on the ground and made the clay” Now I know your saying to yourself, what in the world are you talking about. You see Jesus invested himself into the dust, it was infused with his “DNA” if you will, and was transformed from dust into clay. That’s what he has done with us, we are made of dust, but Jesus comes along and changes us from dust to clay, something He can shape and form. He then smeared the clay on the eyes of the blind man and said go wash in the pool of “Siloam” Now the pool of Siloam translates “sent” “to be sent” or what I think is the best understanding “let go” Here when the blind man goes to the pool of “let go” he receives his sight.
It was when the blind man walked in obedience and was immersed “washed” in the pool ( a picture of the Holy Spirit) that he received his sight. Are you blinded by something that went wrong in your past? We can choose to hold onto anger and disappointment or we can go the to place of “letting go” and declare “Never Remember”
As we approach Rosh Ha Shana, which will you choose?
Never Forget or Never Remember
Praise the name of Jesus He is ready to forget.