John 9:31-33– We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God and does his will, God listens to him. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.
This part of John 9 is full of irony as the man born blind sees that Jesus is deity while the Pharisees are blind and more worried that Jesus healed on the Sabbath and how he accomplished the miracle. The man who Jesus healed lays out a case that Jesus has to be from God or he wouldn’t have had the power to heal a man blind since birth which had never been done since the world began by Jesus. God listens to those who worship Him and do His will.
Jesus was with God in the beginning and all things were created through Him! Like the blind man, I need to recognize who Jesus is, worship Him and follow Him to do His will. I can’t be outside the will of God and expect Him to listen to me. There are some things I won’t know or understand this side of heaven, but I know I can trust in the steadfast love of Jesus to change hearts and lives. I must submit to God and allow the power of the Spirit to work in my life to share the love of Christ and glorify Him.
Give me eyes to see like you see and a heart full of compassion as you have to love others. Let the power of the Holy Spirit guide me to full of joy and use my part in the story to extend your glory.