Today’s moment with Jesus is actually three different people’s moments with him. These moments speak to us of those who believe but who don’t fully understand. Also, those who know Jesus but still cannot comprehend that He is the resurrection and life – right now – in the present tense. There is no waiting for the last days when you believe in Jesus as the Christ. Like Lazarus, when we die to this world, Jesus calls us out from the dead, to live again with Him – without the things that bind us to death. As we head toward Easter may you believe, worship and live freely in the life of the resurrection that Jesus has given.
The man, who was once blind, had two moments with Jesus and was given 20/20 vision into the TRUTH and now had perfect physical sight and spiritual sight! There was nothing keeping him from seeing who Jesus is. He had been healed not simply by the mud but by the will of God through Jesus Christ. As Jesus said to the disciples in the very beginning…“this man was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.” Through his healing God was glorified and Jesus was revealed.
This scriptural story includes one of the most well-known verses in the world. John 3:16 “God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.” It is a powerful verse but there is so much more to this encounter that brings us to this transformational message.