John 9:30-34 (NLT)
30 “Why, that’s very strange!” the man replied. “He healed my eyes, and yet you don’t know where he comes from? 31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will. 32 Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he couldn’t have done it.” 34 “You were born a total sinner!” they answered. “Are you trying to teach us?” And they threw him out of the synagogue.
The disciples had pointed out a blind man to Jesus and asked Jesus this question, why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” Then Jesus told them “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.” Then Jesus placed mud on the blind man’s eyes and told him to go to the pool of Siloam to wash it off. The blind man did as he was told and could suddenly see. No one could believe the miracle, not even the religious leaders.
Christ touched the life of the blind man in a miraculous way. This man had been blind from birth and had spent most of his life begging. Neighbors and others who knew the man kept asking, “Isn’t this the man who use to sit and beg?” They could not believe this was the same man they had seen earlier on the street. Yet he kept telling them, “YES, I am the same one!” The religious leaders of the synagogue questioned the validity of what happened. They questioned the parents of the blind man. The leaders commented even if this is true, Jesus is a sinner. The parents were afraid to respond for fear of being put out of the synagogue. They said to the leaders, “He is old enough. Ask him.” The man who could now see then professed his faith in Jesus and said, “Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind. If this man were not from God, he couldn’t have done it.” The leaders mocked the man as a sinner and threw him out of the synagogue. Are you willing to stand up and profess your faith in Christ when the times get difficult? Pray you will always have the courage and strength to profess Jesus as Lord and Savior. For Christ has done something great in our lives; He paid for our sins.