Soon the town was buzzing. His relatives and those who year after year had seen him as a blind man begging were saying, “Why, isn’t this the man we knew, who sat here and begged?” 9 Others said, “It’s him all right!” But others objected, “It’s not the same man at all. It just looks like him.”He said, “It’s me, the very one.” 10 They said, “How did your eyes get opened?” 11 “A man named Jesus made a paste and rubbed it on my eyes and told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ I did what he said. When I washed, I saw.” JOHN 9: 8-11
I also love how his boldness was connected to his gratitude for his sight. I know I often lose boldness in my faith when I forget what I was saved from.
Makes me think of the centurion and the creative way he believed Jesus could heal in a way he never had before.
Exactly and the 4 friends who lowered their paralytic friend through the roof ...Whatever it takes, we have to do it, to get people to the feet of Jesus!
I also really loved your earlier point about having faith before we have understanding. Man, that's so good. I pray that I would maximize whatever faith I have now and not be limited by what I don't understand. It's makes living for Jesus so accessible.
Seriously, that is so true! How many times have I made meeting Jesus too complicated for others, wanting them to understand all that I do? But that's not how Jesus is! We can lead people to Him and He can fill in the blanks for them, about who He is and what they need to understand about Him.
I love that the blind man just shared his story about getting healed. And we all have a story. Because we were all blind but now we see. We can all tell another person the story of how we gained our spiritual sight, and we can all lead them to Jesus — and He will heal them, too!