“We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.”
John 9:4-7 NASB
“So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.” He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.””
John 9:24-25 NASB
I can imagine the life of the man, blind from birth. I am sure his life was full of chronic hardship and constant need. On that magical day he encountered the King of Glory. In a moment of time, the creation was recreated. Just as Elohim, creator God, pre-incarnate Christ formed man from the dust of the earth, so Jesus brought sight from blindness. He was bringing the power of creation back to those He had made.
When I look at my life, I feel the hand of God, as He has remade me from the dust of my past. He has reformed my heart from one bound to sin, to one useful for His purpose. The miracle in me is no less amazing as giving sight to the blind: I was blind, and now I see. I see now with eyes of faith, and not mere sight.
The man in the passage above was told to go to the pool of Siloam to wash for his sight to be fully restored. I find it earthshaking when I consider that Siloam is translated “sent”. I have been healed in so many ways. In that work that God started, He told me to go to my pool of Siloam. In my healing I have been sent. I am sent to proclaim the healing power of the most Holy God. God Almighty!
God saved me to go out and proclaim the Gospel. The man above went out, and when confronted by the authorities, he shared his testimony of healing. He was truly sent. He merely told of the work the Lord had done, and that it was truly from God.
We are to do the same. We are being watched and I assure you that people will see the change in you, as you go from lost to found, blind to seeing. They will question this change and who brought it about. Some will challenge this God you worship, others will scoff, but you have a testimony. You too were blind, and now you see.
I have found that there is healing in the sending. As I go out and proclaim the miracles God has done in my life, I continue to experience the transformation he has begun in me. The change brings peace, the more, I proclaim the greater the transformation, the greater my peace. I become confident in what has been done. I must share the Lover of my soul.
Believers, you were once like the blind man, before you encountered Jesus. You, like I, stumbled about, accumulating damage from persistent sin. I bumped into things and people, causing much offense. The consequences brought much pain. I have been washed in the pool of Siloam, I have been sent.
We are here in the Lord’s day, apart, but united by the Holy Spirit that binds believer to believer, and all to Jesus Christ. Let us go out and proclaim the healing that salvation has brought into our lives and the constant goodness of God. We are the proof of Jesus, the proof of the resurrection, we were blind and now we see.
Many are like that blind man, seeking relief. When it came time to be healed, he followed the Lord. They need to hear the message.
Go out and share the message of God’s goodness.
“The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes. We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him. Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.””
John 9:30-33 NASB
Here’s to mud in your eye!