Jesus and His disciples have come across a man that was born blind. After Jesus addresses the disciples’ question about the origin of the man’s blindness Jesus teaches them concerning Who He is.
Jesus is the Light of the World
In John 8 the Pharisees attacked Jesus for declaring that He was the Light of the World. Jesus had said that the one who follows Him will no longer be in darkness. Jesus reminds the disciples that He is the One Who gives light to those Who are in darkness.
Jesus puts clay on the man’s eyes
Jesus is going to heal the man, but He is going to do it in a manner that reveals a spiritual truth. We are nothing more than sinful clay. It is our sinful humanity that blinds us and keeps us from seeing the Light. We must be washed clean of our sin for us to see. Jesus is hear giving a living illustration of Titus 3:5, “The washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost.”
The man’s spiritual eyes are opened
The man is now physically able to see, but his heart has been opened as well. He now sees that Jesus is the Son of God and follows Jesus as the Light of the World. This passage shows that we are born blind in our sin, and Jesus by His grace washes us clean and gives us spiritual sight so that we might believe in Him.
Do you see that Jesus is the Light of the World?
Will you come to Him for sight?