24 That was why they summoned the man who had been blind a second time and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.”
25 That was why that person answered, “If he’s a sinner, I don’t know. One thing I do know: I was blind, and now I am seeing!”
26 That was why they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
27 He answered them, “I said it to you already and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don’t want to become his disciples too, do you?”
28 They insulted him, and said “You’re that person’s disciple, but we’re Moses’s disciples.
29 We know that God has spoken to Moses. But this person– we don’t know where he’s from.”
30 The man answered them, “Well, here is the amazing thing!; You don’t know where he is from, and yet he opened my eyes.
31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and does what he wants, he listens to him.
32 From the age past, no one has ever heard of someone opening the eyes of a person born blind.
33 If this person were not from God, he wouldn’t be able to do anything.”
the amazing thing
The man who had been made to see by Jesus was grateful for his miracle. But the amazing thing that he could not understand is why these disciples of Moses did not accept Jesus. Surely these religious experts could recognize the hand of God?
But still today there are many who read of Jesus’ miraculous works and insightful teaching in the New Testament, yet refuse to accept that he is who he said he was.
How many people does Jesus have to heal before this sinful world will accept him? That there are not more believers in this world is truly an amazing thing!
Lord, draw people to yourself through your words, by the power of your Holy Spirit, before it is too late.