HOST: Ron House
Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.
The blind receive their sight, and the seeing are made blind. This man, born blind, was made to see by the power of Christ. For the first time in his life, he could see— the vibrant colors of the world around him, the beauty of nature, the faces of his loved ones. His life was changed, made immensely better by a compassionate Lord that he did not yet know. But the other side of this story is not so happy. When presented with this healing—irrefutable proof of Jesus’ power and authority—the Pharisees, blinded by their own disbelief and hatred for Jesus, refused to see. They doubted, they questioned, they accused, but they would not allow themselves to believe. Their failure to recognize the Messiah, despite the many proofs of Jesus’ identity, is a sad testament to their hard-heartedness and blindness. Represented in this contrast of lives is all of mankind. We all will fall into one of these two categories. We will either be healed by the power of Christ and made spiritually whole, or we will refuse Him and be made blind to His power, authority, and Lordship. The choice is ours.
How do we make this great choice concerning Christ?
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