Jn.9:6,7 – Then Jesus spat on the ground and made some clay with his saliva. Then he anointed the blind man’s eyes with the clay. And he said to the blind man, “Now go and wash the clay from your eyes in the ritual pool of Siloam.” So he went and washed his face and as he came back, he could see for the first time in his life!
This is one of the great miracles in the ministry of Jesus. This poor man had been blind his whole life. He had never seen the light of day, his mother’s smile, or his dad’s strong hands. John said that he was born that way; the obvious question is why? Why are some people born with such adversity? It just doesn’t seem fair; I guess you have to say life is not always fair. But this is where the story gets really good. The disciples wanted to know why this man was born blind. Was it his parents sins or this man’s sins that he would inevitably commit. Jesus had a different answer. He said this man was born blind to display the glory of God through healing. Wow! The Passion Notes take that thought and expand on it. He was called to be sent out. Check this out.
“the pool of apostleship.” Siloam is a Hebrew word that means “to be sent” or “to be commissioned”—the Greek word for apostle or apostleship is the closest meaning. The apostle of our faith is the Lord Jesus Christ who was sent from the Father. To wash in the Pool of Apostleship is to recognize the healing that flows from the One who was sent from heaven.”
Jesus went on to use this miracle to teach about the urgency of the hour, nighttime is coming. Now is the time to work. Again the Passion Notes bring this out.
“In the context of Jesus’ teaching on the light of the world and mankind being in the dark, this miracle of giving sight to the blind man is a powerful proof of Jesus’ words. Christ, in his birth, became a man of clay. When he applies this clay over our eyes and we wash in the water of his Word, our spiritual sight is restored.”
We live at the closing of the age. Nighttime is upon us. Its time for His sent ones to show His glory to this dark world.