Our scripture this week is John 9:1-41.
Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.” Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.” Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. John 9:35-38
The man who had been blind has been defending his healing by Jesus to a disbelieving community. Imagine receiving a blessing of this magnitude and having to convince people that it had actually happened. Couldn’t they see that he could see also? How hard is that?
Perhaps Jesus intended this as a lesson about how it would be for us, testifying to His resurrection and the gift of salvation to an unbelieving world. We were blind but now we see how God loves us and that He calls us to share that love. However, for others to see, they must first accept the gift for themselves, believing that God is sovereign and putting their faith in Him.
The man Jesus healed confesses his faith and worships the Lord, accepting the gift of physical sight as well as a spiritual rebirth through Him. If we truly want to see Jesus and live as He taught us, we must accept the healing He offers. We must see the world in a new way and go to offer His healing to everyone.
Gracious God, we are lost and broken, but by Your love we are found and healed. Help us to share this wonderful blessing with all Your children. Amen.