Jn.9:15 – Then the Pharisees asked the man, “How did you have your sight restored?”

He replied, “A man anointed my eyes with clay, then I washed, and now I can see for the first time in my life!”

The story of the man born blind is about more than just physical blindness. What the real story is about is spiritual perception. This blind man had no idea who Jesus was that first Sabbath day he met Him. He was just caught up in his daily begging routine and the Sabbath was normally his best day for that. Suddenly there was an unexpected interruption. This man named Jesus was spitting, making mud, and rubbing it on his eyes. “Go wash in the pool of Siloam” he heard. Suddenly he was feeling his way through the streets to wash his eyes. Why did he listen to Jesus. Was it the authority in His voice that produced an anticipation? As the story unfolded the blind man came to some new conclusions. He was more than a man, maybe a prophet. After the washing and he could see he began to see Christ as a healer. But there was more. When he saw Jesus again with his own eyes he saw who He really, He was the Son of God. Here is how C. S. Lewis describes who Jesus is.

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

So what conclusions have you come to? Is Jesus just a man, a prophet, a miracle healer, or the very Son of God? Your eternity lies in the balance.

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