One of my favorite accounts in the Bible is when Jesus heals the man that was blind from birth.
John 9 says, 1”As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.”
I’m not sure why Jesus decided to create mud with his spit and use it to heal the man, but it is an amazing preview of the cross. Jesus, God’s DNA, mixing with creation, and being applied to the afflicted for the purpose of healing and restoration.
Once again, we see the Pharisees taking issue with the work of Jesus. They first question the man’s parents, then they question the man about Jesus.
24 A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” 25 He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”
There are times when we will not have all of the answers. However, just like the man whose eyesight was restored, we cannot deny the impact the gospel has had in our hearts and lives. One thing that I know, and celebrate, is that I am not the person I used to be.
Celebrate that you have an amazing Savior and shine His light in this world with the confidence of one that has a seat at the royal table. You have been purchased with the blood of Christ and you belong to Him! AMEN!