Monday, January 14, 2013

Once Blind But Now I See

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

John 9:1-12

1 As He went along, He saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.
4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him Who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6Having said this, He spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7“Go,” He told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
8His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 9Some claimed that he was.
Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”
10“How then were your eyes opened?” they demanded.
11He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
12“Where is this man?” they asked him. “I don’t know,” he said.

Verses 1-3:

This blind man could not see Christ, but Christ saw him. Christ healed many who were blind by disease or accident before; here He cured one born blind.
He might have an opportunity of working a miracle in the cure of him, and by this it might appear that He is truly and properly God, the Son of God, and the Messiah.  
Spiritual blindness, which has followed the fall of Adam and Eve, takes place in the elect of God in common with others, that the Power of Divine Grace might be displayed in bringing them out of darkness into marvelous light.

Christ Jesus, I was once blind, but now I see by Your Grace bestowed upon me. Thank You Lord!

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