March 26, 2022

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March 26, 2022

Encounter: Man Born Blind

Scripture: John 9:1-11, 25 NIV

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” Some claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”

“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked. He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see … One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”


Dear God, the grace on display with the encounter of the man who was born blind summarizes the story of all who follow Jesus. He was blind, disconnected, and nameless … until he met Jesus. This is our spiritual awakening story. Before, we were blind to the mercy and grace available to us; we couldn’t see the truth. Then Jesus touched us and everything changed. When people ask me about my life in Christ and I try to explain it, let my words be as clear as the man born blind, “One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”


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