Mud on your face!… Momma is not going to like this!

Jesus spit on the ground.

Made mud.

Put the mud on a blind man’s eyes.

And then told the man to go take a bath.

Of course! That’s how to do it!

The change was so profound the man’s friends

who had known him since birth didn’t recognize him.

He said, “I once was blind but now I see.”

The religious folk got mad because…

Jesus made mud…

on the Sabbath.

Neat and tidy

that’s how we want to package God.

He refuses.  Those who live (like this formerly blind man)

graced by the mud Jesus stirs up,

may get kicked out of neat and tidy places.

Take care at this point.  Our pride creates spiritual blindness.

God sees us: we are blind and guilty because we claim to see.

35When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”36The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.”37“You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!”38“Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus.39Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”40Some Pharisees who were standing nearby heard him and asked, “Are you saying we’re blind?”41“If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.  John 9:35-41


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