John 9:1-11

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

Bible Reading

As He went along, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said this, He spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” He told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam”(this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” Some claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, “I am the man.” “How then were your eyes opened?” they demanded. He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”

– John 9:1-11


John records this miracle right after the “I am the light of the world” discourse. Jesus uses a physical example to reinforce a spiritual truth. Once again we see a stark contrast between the religious leaders and a poor blind beggar who takes Jesus at His word.

The Big Question

How does Jesus connect this miracle of opening the eyes of the blind man to His “light of the world” claim? What difference do you see between the blind man and the Pharisees’ response to Jesus words? Are you simply trusting in Jesus words?

Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting of what God revealed to you today.