Seriously, what are the chances of someone being born blind ever seeing? The fact that this man could now see had everyone in the city and on the religious counsel so baffled! The man that was healed was probably just as baffled that this special man even saw him! The disciples saw him as somewhat of an object lesson, but Jesus saw him as a person that would reflect the power of God in his healing. A healing designed to display God’s glory greater, later.
Have there been problems in your life or relational circumstances that you considered hopeless? Maybe you or someone you love has a physical condition that has been labeled ‘terminal’. God sees you. He doesn’t heal everyone we ask him to and I know all the broken relationships are not reconciled. But, because He has done it before, we know He can do the impossible, the improbable, the long shot, the ‘that’s never going to change’ miracles.
Remember I told you there seems to always be a “restorative command” and a question every time God deals with us? Here, is how they looked in this life –
Don’t you love God’s creative methods to do His work? Would spitting in the dirt and making mud packs for this blind man’s eyes bring healing? Just like this blind man got his mud packs, we have received the way for spiritual healing, redemption, and salvation. But, until we respond in obedience to His ‘restorative command”, as the blind man went and washed in the pool of Siloam, we will not experience the transformation He provides. Jesus shed His blood on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins and His resurrection made a way for us to be reconciled to the Father. By faith, through His grace, we obey. He left blind, but came back seeing!
This question remains for each of us to answer. Do you believe He is the Son of God? The blind man said “Yes! I believe.” What is your answer?
My prayer for us –