3/1- Declaring God’s Glory in Helping the Blind- John 9:1-7
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day,we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing...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!” (John 9:1-7)
Thoughts: Jesus said when that one of the signs of his being the Messiah was opening the eyes of the blind (Lk. 4:18- quoting Isaiah 61). When Jesus healed this blind man, the blind man declared his glory- not backing down. When Christ opens our eyes to God for eternity, we too should not back down from bearing witness to His help and healing of our spiritual eyes.
Prayer: Open my eyes that I may see, O Lord. Help me to bear the glad truth everywhere of your love.
(Christ healing a blind man- Del Parson)