Jesus Heals A Blind Man

“Healing comes from God”

Mark 8

During the Savior’s ministry, he came across the path of a man born blind on a Sabbath day. The disciples asked Christ if the blindness was a curse for the man’s sins, or the sins of his parents.

Jesus responded that the blindness was not to punish anyone but was an opportunity for God to show His power. Jesus then made clay from His spit and dirt, put the clay on the eyes of the man, and instructed him to wash the clay off in the pool of Siloam.

The blind man obeyed, and his sight was restored. News of this miracle spread quickly, and the Pharisees sought out the blind man to question him. They wanted to know who performed the miracle and how, especially since they taught it was against the Law of Moses to do the work of healing on the Sabbath day.

They were convinced both the blind man and the person who had healed him were sinners. The blind man gave his testimony, saying that he did not know who the man was, but that he did know he had been healed and that his healer must be from God.

The Pharisees became angry at this response. They asked the blind man’s parents to testify instead. The parents were afraid of the Pharisees, since anyone who went against them were cast out of the church. They only agreed that the man had been born blind, but said that they didn’t know by whom or what power he was healed.

They all again turned to the man born blind, who repeated that he knew with certainty that the man who had helped him had power to heal and must be from God. Because he would not renounce his healer, the man healed from blindness was cast out of the church. The Pharisees told him that he was a sinner, and that he could not understand the power of God as well as they did.

He was not allowed to worship with the others in their synagogue anymore. Jesus heard what had happened to the man, and Christ went to find him. He talked to the man born blind and asked if he believed in the Son of God. The blind man asked, “where is He, that I may believe in Him?” Christ identified himself, and the man worshiped Him. He knew that he had found the Savior.