Friday, November 01, 2002

John 9 (NASV)
And as He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?"
Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinneed, nor his parents; but it was in order that the works of God might be displayed in Him.
We must work the works of Him who sent Me, as long as it is day; night is coming, when no man can work. Whil I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
When He had said this, He spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam". And so he went away and washed, and came back SEEING.
The neighbors therefore, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, "Is not this the one who used to sit and beg?"
Others were saying, "This is he," still others were saying, "No, but he is like him." He kept saying, "I am the one."
Therefore they were saying to him, "How then were your eyes opened?"
He answered, "The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to Siloam, and wash'; so I went away and washed and I received sight."