There are things we’ll never understand. When we hear of something that doesn’t compute with our thinking, we often write it off. Logic kicks in . . .
Some things can’t be explained because they’re simply things of God. Miracles.
The story of the blind beggar in the gospel of John (9:1-41) tells of the outcast sitting by the roadside. The sound of footsteps pause in front of him . . . he thinks someone is there to help him. Instead he overhears, “Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be blind?”
He hears a holy voice answer, “It was neither this man or his parents. This happened so the work of God might be displayed in his life.” As Jesus said this, He spit on the ground and made clay, anointing the unseeing eyes. He told the man to go wash in the pool of Siloam. For the first time the one without sight sees his reflection in the water, then looks up to see the pure face of God.
Jehovah Rapha uses an RX that seems odd to bring light in the darkness. God’s work often begins in darkness. It did for me when I was a blind beggar.
We can’t understand sovereignty. It’s clear as mud to humans.
This is more than a miracle of healing, it’s a story of faith and obedience. Spit and mud faith. He can use what appears to be offensive to give us life and sight.
I don’t understand why Jesus didn’t heal with the power of a word or touch, so I’ve learned to cling to what I do understand: Jesus saw a soul who wanted to see. He met him in his circumstances. After He healed him, He told the man to do something.
The man had responsibility with the healing offered to him. We have the choice after receiving sight to get up and see. We have the choice to believe and walk in our healing.
We’re all born blind. Only God can open our eyes, but we need to be willing to wash the mud from our view.
Personally, and in my family, I have learned much from affliction, light and harsh . . .
Life is hard, but God is good.
Close your eyes . . . now open . . .
Do you remember when He first opened your eyes?
And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshipped Him. John 9:38