Jesus and the Man Who Couldn't See
Encounters matter. Encounters with Jesus matter even more! As Jesus traveled with his disciples, they came across a man who had been blind from birth. The encounter sparked a theological question from his disciples, but then suddenly escalated into a major confrontation about the rules of the sabbath. Jesus used the episode to reveal how we develop a distorted view of God when we limit his actions or inflate his commandments.
Helen Keller once said, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." When Jesus heals the blind man, we not only see a compassionate miracle, but we are forced to think about what it means to truly see.