Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. 7He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing!
John 9: 6-7
We all know the story of Jesus healing the blind man and for many years of my life, I would read it and say what a blessing that was to the man who was born blind. Like I do so many other times, I just read through or over something but today the story struck me differently.
I realized that I was just like that blind man one time and all of us are. If we know Jesus, there was time we didn’t and so we were blind to his grace and compassion. Maybe even today, some of us don't realize how blind we really were, or how blind many people we come into contact with each day are.
As I was reading this story like so many times, three things jumped off the page at me and I want to share them with you.
I am the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church, Statesboro Georgia.