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Feb. 27, 2017

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Reading along with us in John? Here’s today’s reading:

John 9 (ESV)

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.Continue Reading

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  1. John 9 continues to tell the story of the miracles of Jesus with the religious leaders convinced Jesus was a “sinner” because He was performing miracles on the Sabbath.

    John 9:24-25 says, “So for the 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.” 25 He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”

    As soon as I read that, I “heard” the last line of the first verse of that beautiful old hymn “Amazing Grace” written by John Newton first published in 1779.

    Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch; like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

    ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears relieved;
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed!

    The Lord hath promised good to me,
    His word my hope secures;
    He will my shield and portion be
    As long as life endures.

    When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
    Bright shining as the sun,
    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
    Than when we first begun.

    Thank you Father, for giving me sight and for saving me, once lost but now found.

  2. Today I read Job 9-12. It really impressed me that Job saw the great need for a mediator between man and God, Jesus. Especially in Job 9:32-33. See1 Tim. 2:5. reading Job makes me even more thankful for a mediator.

  3. The first verse of this Chapter “As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth” WE are all blind from birth-spiritually blind. Praise God for sending Jesus to be the light toshow us the way.

  4. I read John 9 today, and am so impressed by the boldness of the blind man healed by Jesus on the Sabbath! My word. I much more relate to the fear of his parents, who do not want to be thrown out of the synagogue by admitting anything publicly about Jesus. Who would want to lose friends, family, reputation? But I have been through several similar crises of faith over the years, challenged by my fear of rejection and loss if I choose to follow God and not the crowd. Perhaps this is why I love teens so much?!

    But I’m really reflecting on the last two verses, John 9:40-41. I’ve just glossed over those words before, and moved on. What exactly does Jesus mean? So cryptic. I’ll look into this later this evening.

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