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8. Eyewitness Testimony of the Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41)

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The Gospel of John (part eight)

Like the disabled man that Jesus healed in John 5, the man born blind appearing in John 9 is likewise healed by a pool on the Sabbath. Neither are named, neither are properly introduced to Jesus until after the miracle is performed, and both are “found” by Jesus later. Both men report the healing of their seemingly incurable cases to the religious leaders, who respond in both instances with outrage and incredulity. Their vision was 20/20 but they remained spiritually blind, unable to see the Light of the World. Instead, it is the man whose healing is recorded in John 9 that can say, “Whereas once I was blind, now I see.”

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