Week 43, Day 4
October 27, 2022
Scripture: John 9
“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. Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” (John 9:35–41)
A trial of sorts plays out surrounding the man born blind and who has the authority and power to heal. It wasn’t possible in some of the Pharisees and naysayers minds that Jesus had the power to heal. It had to be a ruse.
Assuredly, it was no ruse, but the whole scene is Jesus revealing himself as the Son of Man who came to heal and restore sight to the blind. For Jesus, it becomes a parable of sorts. Will people be restored of their spiritual blindness and see Jesus for who he is, the Son of Man? Or will those who arrogantly think they have it all and know all, remain in the dark? They think they can see, but they are blind.
Jesus states the clearest of explanations of his identity. Often times he skirts around who the Son of Man is, and what he will do. It’s a bit of a mystery. But here he says, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
The man believed and worshiped.
What do we do when we come to see Jesus as the Lord and Savior, the Son of Man?
We believe and worship!
Find a place today to worship and celebrate Jesus today!
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.