Will you wonder about Jesus today? Jesus has already set things in motion in your life. Will you see His actions playing out as you go about today’s tasks?
After Jesus gave sight to a man born blind, the Gospel lesson appointed for this coming Sunday, He seems to have withdrawn from view. He let people react to what He had done. The friends of the blind man wondered if this really was the man they had known. The man born blind assured them he was, that Jesus had given him sight, but beyond that he didn’t know much more about Jesus. The Pharisees were flummoxed because Jesus hadn’t conformed to their doctrinal rigidity. After their task force investigated, they kicked the man out of church for assuming they of all people would know Jesus. Read John 9; watch people in the various scenes. Jesus got something started and we watch how people react.
Of all the characters in this story, only the man given sight stayed focused on Jesus. Everyone else was plodding along with their opinions of events and church. Only this man knew Jesus had done something special in his life. He’s the one to whom Jesus came with further sight, deeper spiritual seeing. “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 might 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” (John 9:35-38). You won’t physically see Jesus today, but will the things Jesus has started in your life prompt you to learn more from Him today?