Re:Verse reading–John 9:1-7, 13-41 (day one)
“As He walked along, he SAW a man blind from birth.”- v 1.
There are two miracles in John 9. Two outcomes of God’s outpoured power.
The second is the one we usually notice. A man born blind receives physical sight. He SEES (for the first time).
The previous miracle is the source and start. Jesus SEES the man. SEES his suffering with clear eyes. UNDERSTANDS that pain is never the ultimate story, that all struggles are just opportunities for the unconquered (and unconquerable) glory of God to shine–v 3. Our Lord SAW the Father at work. Daily. Determined. Generous. UNDERSTOOD the grace that invites sinner like us to join Him–v 4.
This week, as you read, will you pray for a third miracle? That the Lord would open your eyes to see the world with his compassionate vision.
“What do you want Me to do for you?” said Jesus. “Lord, I want to SEE again”–Luke 18:41.