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February 15 | John 9:1-12


 

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Night is Coming

by Judy Webb


"As long as it is day, we must do the works of Him who sent me. Night is coming when no one can work." (John 9:4)


Jesus was feeling the urgency of His ministry. There was much to do and so little time to do it. Do you ever sense this type of stress, as though you are going to run out of time? Jesus had just declared, “I am the light of the world.” (John 8:12) Now he is continuing to instruct his disciples, as he heals a man who was born blind.


Jesus was working under the shadow of the coming cross and had to be diligent in his time. The healing of this blind man took place on the Sabbath, for there was no time to waste. The religious leaders had a major problem with this, as you would expect. Night is coming.


They questioned this man thoroughly, demanding to know who it was who healed him. Because he was sightless when he encountered Jesus, he could not identify his healer to these righteous leaders. All this man could say was, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I do not know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see.” (John 9:25) What a testimony!


Is there anyone you feel convicted to reach out to, someone who needs to hear about Jesus and His saving grace? It is better to make a move today, for tomorrow may not arrive. Night is coming.


Note: Be sure to read the rest of John 9, as the story only gets better. The blind man could see for the first time, but that miracle alone did not save him. He was still spiritually blind. Later in verse John 9:35–38 we witness his moment of true vision-the moment he actually saw the light of the world.


PRAYER

Dear Jesus, instill in us this sense of urgency. Help us understand that by waiting for just the right moment to reach out to someone, we might miss a divine appointment. Amen.







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robin.lorms
Feb 15

Good afternoon, Judy.

I love this chapter of John. It demonstrates God's compassion for those so unfortunate in life, shows God's power, equips the blind man for a life of testimony about Jesus and , lastly, shows God sense of humor through the blind man when he asks the Pharisees if they want to become followers of Jesus. We could spend hours digesting all this chapter has to offer about Jesus, the recipient of His mercy, the witness to those eye witnesses who saw it and so forth. To me, it is a reflection of how I was saved from Spiritual blindness and how the Holy Spirit drew me to faith in Jesus.

Thank you, Judy and all who are…

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Judy Webb
Judy Webb
Feb 15
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Thank you Robin, Your encouragement is appreciated as are your comments. They help us to see from our readers eyes too. --Judy

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