Key Verse: 9:7
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the sight you have given me. I was born blind, but by your grace, now I can see.One Word: Light has come to those born blind
Which biblical character do you resemble the most? Are you an intellectual like John or passionate like Peter? This is fun to think about. But how many Christians would compare themselves to the blind man in this passage? In every detail, he is the picture of those who have experienced new birth in Christ. His story demonstrates how the light of Christ brings hope and life to lives that were once lost in darkness.
Like this man, we were born spiritually blind and the darkness of sin was the only reality we knew. This darkness can be traced all the way back to the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden. It has been passed on from generation to generation and no one has had the power to overcome it. But then, Jesus came into the world. Jesus became flesh and blood and has intervened on our behalf, becoming the mud that has been applied to our eyes. Those who repent and obey his words receive new vision and can see God's love and salvation with fresh eyes. New, life-giving sight comes from Jesus alone. Praise God, for the light of Christ has worked in our lives and now we can see and enjoy our new life in Him.