“Believing In The Some Of Man!”(Jn.9:35-41).
The song, “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…” speaks for all humanity. We are born spiritually blind – from babyish innocence we migrate to childhood innocence. Even in adulthood, and in the guise of enlightenment, spiritual blindness persist with the majority.
Ironically enough, as we trudge blindly through life, with assumptions that we see, the Lord Jesus Christ is on the standby as he stands at the door and knocks, hoping to dine with anyone who opens to him (Rev 3:20).
It is not so much the result of sin that we wallow in such spiritual blindness. Sometimes “this happens so that the work of God might be displayed in” our lives through the person of the risen Lord Jesus Christ.
In his own words he says, “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me…While I am in the world, I am the light of the world…” So saying, through natural elements he lets the scales to fall off our eyes so that we can see.
God in Christ does a lot for us without us having full knowledge of who is doing it for us, and not also knowing what is happening.
Notwithstanding, he has revealed himself through nature(Rom.14:17); the very nature we use in warfare against he who made all things and subjected them at the feet of Christ.
“It can only be God…” is true of all of us. He does what he does, despite us and without requiring anything from us.
Jesus used spittle, mixed with mud and put on a blind man’s eyes and told him to go wash in the pool of Siloam.”
The man received his sight and didn’t care about Jesus anymore(Jn.9:1ff).
Not until he had a later encounter with Jesus and in the course of a dialogue the scale of spiritual blindness fell off his eyes. That is when true conversion happened to him.
It is the same way for any of us when we are still wallowing in spiritual ignorance – even though we may be staunch Christians speaking so favourably about a Man we have not fully known and believed in.
Full conversion happens when one has that intimate personal encounter with Christ abd he asks you, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”…You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking to you.”
The way to go is when you answer him, “Lord, I believe,” and you worship him.
Are you waiting for the incarnation commemorated during this season? Listen to the words that mixes Christmas love with pain: “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
To those who claim to see, and who are actually blind guides, the Lord says, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.”
Do you see, or do you only claim you can see? If it’s a mere claim, then submit to receive that which Christ brings: Eternal life with him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, open my spiritual eyes so that I can see, know, obey and worship you fully. Amen!
Have a blessed day! Peace be with you;
Rev Babila Fochang.