Jesus, earlier in the day, had healed a man who had been born blind. It created quite a stir. The religious authorities denounced Christ for healing on the Sabbath–what “good” Jewish man would “work” on the Sabbath–and go against the Law of Moses?
They did not believe.
The blind man did.
“Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”
Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.”
And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshipped Him.
And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”
Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?
Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.” John 9:35-41
Lord God, there are many who have yet to see You as Lord and Savior. I pray that through the preaching of your Word, the Holy Spirit might open the eyes of the blind and create faith. Thank you for opening my eyes and taking me out of the darkness of my own sin through the water and Word of Baptism and for continuing to give me spiritual eyes to see Your Truth. I give you all glory and praise–Father, Son and Holy Spirit! Amen.