I can see clearly now…

John 9

(Originally posted 4/10/2016)

Can you see where you are going…forever?

“Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”

36 “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”

37 Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”

38 Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.

39 Jesus said,[a] “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”

40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?”

41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.”‘

One of the affects of Blindness is that a person can’t see where they are or where they are going. It’s very dangerous. There are so many perils for a person who can’t see. The same is true for spiritual blindness. The worst part is not knowing where we are. If we don’t know where we are how can we know where to go or how to get there?

Jesus has come to open our eyes so we can where we are, we are all sinners separated from God. We are poised at the edge of a precipice that falls away into eternity. God is on the other side of the precipice. It’s good to know where we are. But Jesus has also come to bridge the gap between us and God, by the use of the cross.

His death on the cross paid for sin, for all of our sin, for all of our moral failures. For every mistake, every error, every lapse in judgement.

There are 2 things that have to happen. The first is to have Our eyes opened so we can see our sin. The second is to see our savior Jesus and believe that his death has paid for our sin.

Can you see? Can you see where you are and where you are going?

“39 Jesus said,[a] “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”

40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?”

41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.”‘

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?