Read John 9-10
Highlight: John 9:1-7
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
As I consider the state of this man’s life from birth, I am able to scan my life for parallels I can identify with. The one glaring reality identifies my spiritual blindness. Years of my life searching, sometimes feeling my way through life, not knowing how things, in the end, would turn out. I received, early in my life the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I did not know nor understand the transforming power available through the gift that Christ has already given years ago. He positioned me to be transformed from my terminal state of blindness into an awesome vision of life that only the creator himself can reveal. I needed only to accept His call for my life. When you accept the call of Christ to believe, and put your faith and trust in him, our blindness (sin and judgment of death) is covered by the shed blood of Christ. The light of Christ becomes our pathway. We have a blueprint for life, a destiny and eternity through and with Christ.
When the blind man followed the instructions of Jesus to go and wash, he received his sight. Christ has already done the prep for our eternity vision. I pray you follow His instructions and accept His call.
Forgiving, loving, amazing
Father, heaven, imperfect everybody.
Sinning, mistaking, changing
Dear God, thank you for the joys and experiences in our lives. Please forgive our sins and for not following the Ten Commandments, O Father in heaven. Help us believe in Jesus who saves us. Amen.