John 9:35–41 (ESV) (Internet has been down for most of the morning)
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in
him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” 38 He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may
see, and those who see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We
see,’ your guilt remains.
Jesus hears that the blind man he healed (no longer blind) had been questioned (interrogated) and kicked out of the synagogue. When he finds him, he asks the man the
man “Do you believe in the Son of Man? The blind man didn’t know who he was, but he knew that Jesus had healed him... something that was impossible. Jesus basically says I am he. The blind man says “Lord, I believe.”
Well... you have heard this story of Jesus love, compassion, the miracle... and I ask you, “Do you believe?” It is a serious question that WILL impact your future. Many will hear and not believe... but many will! This is what
Jesus means when he says “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” To those who are spiritually blind and refuse their need for a Savior will receive a judgement. It
will not be good. Jesus came to heal the blind so that they can see. Whether your eyes work or not, he came to open your eyes spiritually to see that Jesus is your Savior. Are your spiritual eyes seeing or blind.
I pray: O Lord, I know that you have made my blind eye see when you baptized me. You came and washed my sins away, and restored me into your kingdom. It’s not what I did for you... but what you did for me. On this Good
Friday, I remember everything you have done for me when you went to the cross and died for the forgiveness of my sins. The punishment I deserved, you took on yourself. You forgave me through your shed blood. God raised you up and you promised
that you will raise me up too. I give thanks for your precious life, death, and resurrection. Amen.