Sunday’s message focused on Jesus’ encounter with the blind man in John 9. This man was blind from birth. Blindness is the inability to perceive light. While this man was unable to perceive physical light, he clearly “saw” Jesus, who is the Light of the World.
The man is a model for us of a growing disciple. His view of Jesus became more clearer and complete as the story unfolds. He saw Jesus as a…
- Man (9:11)
- Prophet (9:17)
- Man sent from God (9:33)
- Lord (9:35-37)
When the man confessed that Jesus was Lord, he fell at Jesus’ feet and worshiped. A disciple of Jesus Christ re-orients their life to submit to Jesus’ Lordship. If we are truly a follower or disciple of Jesus, then our life should reflect that Jesus is at the heart or center of everything that we do. Our speech, thoughts, and actions begin to be transformed through our obedience to Jesus’ teachings and example. This is what the life long process of discipleship looks like.
Throughout our Lenten Journey, we’ve seen Jesus encounter very real people. We’ve looked at Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus the religious leader, with the Samaritan Woman at the Well, and now with this man born blind. Each encounter with Jesus requires a response. The man born blind falls on his knees and worships Jesus as Lord. How will you respond to Jesus?