I am blind. Jesus opens my eyes and I see. Jesus has a question for me. “Do I believe in the Son of Man?”, Jesus asks. Hey, I was blind and now I see. Of course I believe.
The religious leaders think they can see. They don’t recognize they are blind. Jesus clarifies it for them. Since they think they can see, they are blind. Jesus is the only way to the truth. Jesus is the only way my lack of sight is healed and my eyes are opened. My religious thinking won’t get me there. Only Jesus can.
Jesus holds me accountable on this point. Do I think I am blind or do I think I see (and know) everything about God? Am I willing to let Jesus open my eyes? God is in a good mood. God wants me to see.
May it be so. May I submit to Jesus and start to see.
Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and went and found him. He asked him, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
The man said, “Point him out to me, sir, so that I can believe in him.”
Jesus said, “You’re looking right at him. Don’t you recognize my voice?”
“Master, I believe,” the man said, and worshiped him.
Jesus then said, “I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that those who have never seen will see, and those who have made a great pretense of seeing will be exposed as blind.”
Some Pharisees overheard him and said, “Does that mean you’re calling us blind?”
Jesus said, “If you were really blind, you would be blameless, but since you claim to see everything so well, you’re accountable for every fault and failure.”
Source: John 9:35-41