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I Believe

This is the second installment about the man born blind from birth. If you haven’t read yesterday’s post, “I Can See”, I would highly encourage you to read it. Today we will look at the passages in John 9:12-38.

We ended yesterday’s blog with the man retelling the story of his healing to his neighbors and acquaintances. They wanted to know where the man was that healed him. The man did not know.

So the neighbors and others brought the man to the Pharisees to investigate his healing. Jesus healed the man on the Sabbath which was a big no no to the Pharisees. Some said the man (Jesus) was not from God because he did not keep the Sabbath. “But others asked, “How can a sinner perform such signs?” So they were divided.” Then they decided to ask the man who was healed who he thought this man (Jesus) was. He replied, “He is a prophet.”

The Pharisees did not believe the man. So they asked his parents about his healing. They were afraid of the Jewish leaders and did not say very much because they feared being thrown out of the synagogue. Now they decide to ask the healed man to come back and answer more questions. “Give glory to God by tell the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” 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!” They then proceeded with more questions and the healed man said, “Do you want to become his disciples too?” This infuriated them and they threw him out of the synagogue.

Jesus heard that he had been thrown out. He finds him and asks him, “Do you believe in the Son of Man? He has no idea. He says, “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 worshipped him.”

Not only was this man cured of his physical blindness but he was healed of his spiritual blindness also. He was doubly healed. Jesus revealed himself to the man and he believed. As soon as he believed, it says that he worshipped him! Knowing Jesus caused him to literally fall at his feet and worship him.

What does knowing Jesus do in our own hearts and lives? I would encourage you to think deeply about this question and journal some thoughts. Then go ahead and put those thoughts into action. He is worthy of our praise and adoration!

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