As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 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. 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.
-Jesus revealed His Deity as the light of world and by opening the eyes of the blind man, He cemented the truth about bringing salvation to the world for the glory of His name. The pool of Siloam was significant in the Old Testament for the priest would fetch water from it and poor it at the base of the altar during the feast of Tabernacles; to commemorate Gods’ provision of water from a rock when the Israelites were in the wilderness. The pool is translated as Sent laying emphasis that Jesus was sent by the Father for the sake of the world. Jesus also made mention that He did not come to call the righteous but for sinners to receive repentance (Lk 5:32). The man was born blind; which had not been occasioned by the sins of his parents like we find today babies born with HIV/AIDS, but it was so that the works of the Father may be revealed in Him (Jn 9:3-4). The Jews and Pharisees did not believe in Christ and Jesus noted that they lived in darkness. The water was also symbolic for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the sufficiency of Christ for the salvation of the world. Like the man was born blind, sometimes we face tribulations in the hope that we will overcome; so that such testimonies bring glory to God.
Shine Your light in our hearts Jesus so that we may see You in every aspect of our lives. We are insufficient and blind without You Jesus; look upon us and all those who do not know You mercifully; that we may always have the light of Your salvation. Heal all those who are physically challenged Father and help us in our diverse shortcomings so that we may forever give glory to Your name. Heal our physical and spiritual wounds, and help us in all areas of weakness; for when we are weak; then we are strong for You dwell in our hearts Holy Spirit. We praise You Jesus and glorify Your holy name; now and forever. Amen
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