Healing Blindness (Spiritual) - Part Two
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
Then Jesus told him,“I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”
Some Pharisees who were standing nearby heard him and asked, “Are you saying we’re blind?”
“If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.”
John 9:39-41 New Living Translation (NLT)
Jesus came to address and heal two kinds of blindness. The "physical" blindness of this man born blind and, more importantly, the spiritual blindness of the religious leaders of this time. Christ could heal the eyes of a blind man and make him able to focus and physically see again. However, He had His own eyes on the hearts of these men who claimed to love His Father. Their spiritual eyes needed tending to and they would see Jesus dead before their hearts would see Him as the Messiah, Son of God, Savior of the world and Lord. Even after seeing Him resurrected, most of them would still defy and deny this as the plan of God. Those religious leaders were not physically blind. They just did not want to see for reasons that had nothing to do with God at all. Many still defy the plan of God today in much the same way, even as they claim to know and love Him.
The greatest task of our Great Commission is to be like Christ and lovingly lead others to Him. We are to love and help each other, no matter what day or time it is. We are not promised that time we place on our schedules called "later." We could all die waiting on "later." We are promised forever in God's Kingdom based on what we do with our time now, especially those who claim they can see. And we don't have forever to see and believe.
We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. (John 9:4)