A Marvelous Thing

John, Chapter 9 tells of when Jesus gave sight to a man who was blind from birth. Following his healing, the man was confronted by a group of angry Pharisees. They pressured him, trying to get him to agree that Jesus was a sinner, because He had healed the man on the Sabbath. The man replied that he didn’t know about that. All he knew was he had been blind all his life and now he could see. Then, the Pharisees pressed him for information about where he thought Jesus was from, trying to convince him that the Lord was from the devil. Verse 30 records the man’s reply. I love what he told them. John 9:29- 30 (NKJV) says, “The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!””

 As a result of this man’s confrontation with the Pharisees, they rejected the man who could now see, and cast him from their presence. Later, Jesus came to the man and asked him if he believed in the Son of God. The man asked who the Son of God was and Jesus Identified Himself. Only then, did the man understand the full impact of what had happened to him. His response was what we all should have when we see Jesus for who He really is. He said, ““Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.” (John 9:38)

There is a famous line in the song, “Amazing Grace.” It says, “I was blind but now I see.” Ask yourself how often you remind yourself of the great miracle of salvation that took the darkness away and brought you eternal light in Christ.

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