Religious leaders question the blind man
So for the second time they called in the man who had been blind and told him, “Give the glory to God, not to Jesus, for we know Jesus is an evil person.”
“I don’t know whether he is good or bad,” the man replied, “but I know this: I was blind, and now I see!”
“But what did he do?” they asked. “How did he heal you?”
“Look!” the man exclaimed. “I told you once; didn’t you listen? Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?”
Then they cursed him and said, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know God has spoken to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t know anything about him.”
“Why, that’s very strange!” the man replied. “He can heal blind men, and yet you don’t know anything about him! Well, God doesn’t listen to evil men, but he has open ears to those who worship him and do his will. Since the world began there has never been anyone who could open the eyes of someone born blind. If this man were not from God, he couldn’t do it.”
“You illegitimate bastard, you!” they shouted. “Are you trying to teach us?” And they threw him out.
The man’s new faith was severely tested by some of the authorities. He was cursed and evicted from the synagogue—a horrible punishment for a Jew.
Spread the News
By now the man who had been blind had heard the same questions over and over. He did not know how or why he was healed, but he knew that his life had been miraculously changed, and he was not afraid to tell the truth. You don’t need to know all the answers in order to share Christ with others. It is important to tell them how he has changed your life. Then trust that God will use your words to help others believe in him too.
One Year with Jesus: 365 Daily Devotions based on the chronological life of Christ.