“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I[a] must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.” (John 9:1-7, NKJV)
Birth can be termed as the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring or initiating something. It is the physical manifestation of what has been expected but not completely visible. What was visible before birth is the demeanor and physical change of the mother but nobody could really say to a 100% accuracy what the sex, appearance, status of the offspring would be. A birth puts to rest some of these concerns.
Almost all living beings are trying to birth one thing or the other but what most do not know is when—which is a function of time. A whole lot of believers are apprehensive as to when they will see the birth or the physical manifestation of the promises of God in their life. A critical point of note is that everything in life is a process.
From our text, Blindness is the sum total of all the challenges or difficulties that we are facing whether implied, perceived or real. For anyone blind or short sighted, you discover that your actions are influenced by what you can see perceive or what you feel.
In the same vein, realizing that blindness equals our challenges, we sometimes allow our “blindness” to influence or dictate our thoughts and subsequent actions.
We operate from the position of blindness when we are supposed to operate by faith not by sight. “for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—” (2 Corinthians 5:7, TAB)
- Your parents could be passing by, but your birth is indicative of the glory that awaits your destiny.
“I was brought forth in [a state of] wickedness;In sin my mother conceived me [and from my beginning I, too, was sinful].” (Psalm 51:5, TAB)
The fact that you were birthed is a proof of your relevance irrespective of the circumstances of your birth or your present predicament
- There were many blind people in those days, but Jesus saw this man. The fact that Jesus saved you is proof of your significance to His plans.
“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you.” (John 15:16, TAB)
- This man had been blind from birth—the duration of the problem is not a deterrent or limitation to the power of Divinity
“When Jesus noticed him lying there [helpless], knowing that he had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to get well? Jesus said to him, “Get up; pick up your pallet and walk.” 9 Immediately the man was healed and recovered his strength, and [a]picked up his pallet and walked.” (John 5:6; 8-9, TAB)
- Your situation could be a public disgrace right now but you will end up being a public delight
“Afterthis I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the Lord who does all these things.’ “Known to God from eternity are all His works.” (Acts 15:16-18, NKJV)
Pathway of Impact:
- Until you are ready to face the situation not caring what others think there might not be victory
- Until you are ready to face the situation not understanding the instruction but willingly comply you will not see the desired change
- Until you are ready to face the situation alone you may not stand out
- Until you are ready to face the situation still in the situation you may not silence the situation
- Until you are ready to drown, you cannot swim—be distinct
- Until you stop regretting what you lost you may not enjoy his restoration
- Until you are ready to praise the Lord for just one step realizing that just one step is a blessing you may not end up being a conqueror