John 9:15–17 (ESV)
Jesus heals a Man born Blind (Part 3)
15 So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.”
But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. 17 So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
It is interesting that the Pharisees who are after Jesus are becoming divided over this healing. There is no denying that the blind man has been healed. This is a miracle, there is no way around it.
Some are questioning by what authority is he healing... it must be from God. Others are saying that he is not of God because he healed on the Sabbath. To gain further insight, they ask the blind man what he thinks. The blind man (who
can now see), responds that “He is a prophet.” The blind man’s faith in knowing who healed him has part of the story right when he says he is a prophet, which is a messenger sent by God. The world will come to know that he is
more than a prophet, He is a Prophet, Priest, and King. He is God.
I pray: O Lord, I know you are the Son of God without being healed... I know it through your teaching, miracles alone. As
we move toward Easter in Holy Week, I know that the proof came in your resurrection. You are my Prophet, Priest, and King. You are my Savior and you have saved me from this dark world. I thank you for your forgiveness and work on the cross.