See the light

Some may think Jesus and his disciples wandered around Palestine for three years without any aim or purpose. Nothing could be further from the truth.

When the Lord and his disciples found a man born blind, Jesus said the man was blind so “that the works of God might be displayed in him” (John 9:3). Then, the Master said, “We must work the works of Him who sent me” (John 9:4).

Jesus and his disciples had a great deal of work to do and only three years in which to accomplish it. God, the son, walked the length and breadth of Palestine performing miracles and teaching the truth so that the remnant of Judah would come to know him as the Messiah of God. Jesus told his disciples, “While I am in the world, I am the Light of the World” (John 9:5).

It is impossible to see without light and is why car makers install headlights and tail lights on cars, trucks, and boats. It is impossible to see spiritually without light. Jesus taught truth so people could see spiritually.

David Lipe wrote, “Enabling the blind man to see physically constituted proof that he (Jesus) could also enable the spiritually blind to see.”/1

Jesus’ miracles are important because they demonstrate his ability to help everyone, including you, to “see the light” and believe that he is the Christ of God. Those miracles were a stamp of approval from God the father of Jesus’ divinity. They have been faithfully preserved for more than 2,000 years so that you “may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God; and that believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).

May you indeed receive your spiritual sight and obey the gospel.


1/ David Lipe, Truth for Today Commentary, John 1-12 (Resource Publications), page 396.

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