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Do you know there are some people walking around blind? Although they can see with their natural eyes, that's about where it stops.
In the story with the blind man in John 9 when Jesus healed him from his blindness, the story actually has a deeper meaning besides just being a story of a miracle. Yes, it's a fact that Jesus makes the impossible, possible in order to show people who He is. That was His main purpose for healing the blind man. Yet, some people didn't believe Jesus healed him. They still doubted and continued to operate in their disbelieve. They even sent for the blind man and questioned he and his parents, only to still continue in their ignorance of Jesus. They ended up throwing the blind man in the streets when he didn't let up in telling them it was really Jesus who had healed him. When Jesus heard they had thrown him out, Jesus asked him if he believed in Him and the blind man said he did. In verses 39-41, "Jesus then said, “I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that those who have never seen will see, and those who have made a great pretense of seeing will be exposed as blind.” Some Pharisees overheard him and said, “Does that mean you’re calling us blind?” Jesus said, “If you were really blind, you would be blameless, but since you claim to see everything so well, you’re accountable for every fault and failure.”
The point is, when we acknowledge Jesus for who He is and what He can do, then we can see clearly. We can see the light. And when we believe that He is the only true God of miracles and shining the light on dark places, then we can see the light. We will not walk around blind, we will walk around seeing all the things that God allows us the ability to see, which is abundant light.
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