Welcome to “In His Praise!”
There is a story recorded in the book of John, chapter 9 about a man that was born blind. He had never been able to see and now as an adult he spent his days sitting by the roadside begging for handouts. As Jesus and His disciples were walking passed him one day, the disciples took notice of him, and so did Jesus!
Jesus not only noticed him, He had compassion for him and restored the man’s sight! Jesus simply made some mud with His own saliva and put it on the man’s eyes and instructed him to go wash in the Pool of Siloam. When the man did this, he could see! What joy must have filled his heart to be able to see the world around him and his family and friends for the very first time in his life!
When the religious leaders of the day heard about this miracle and found out that Jesus had performed it on the Sabbath, they begin to try to question the man and his parents. Who healed you? How were you healed? Is this Jesus a prophet or a sinner?
After the second round of questioning the man finally said, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know, I was blind , but now I see.” John 9:25 What a wonderful testimony! This man may not have understood all that had happened to him, but he knew one thing for sure, Jesus had restored his vision and nothing could take that away from him.
Isn’t it great to know that this compassionate Jesus is still the same today. When we face troubles, sickness, or hurts that seem to break us, Jesus is still there to restore us. When we are lost in our sins and have no way out, He saves us. He strengthens us to face each new challenge, He heals us, and He puts the broken pieces of our lives back together.
Hallelujah! We too, can now say with confidence, “this I know , once I was blind (broken, sick, lost) but Jesus came and changed all that”.