John 9:35 – Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.” 37 Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.” 38 Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” 41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains. (NIV)
I wear glasses. The very first thing I do when I get up in the morning is reach for my glasses. I confess, I can’t see without them. Imagine if I were arrogant enough to think that I did not need any help at all. Imagine if I were to get up and say to myself, “I need no one’s help, I can see just as I need to see.” If I were to do this, I would stumble over every little thing. I would have a rough time making it through life.
The simple truth of today’s reading is that left on our own, we are all blind. Left on our own, we would stumble over every little sin that comes our way. Left on our own we would have a rough time making it through life. Likewise, left on our own without a Savior, the guilt of every little sin would remain. Fortunately, with Jesus as our Savior, we are not left on our own, and our guilt is removed!
Let us freely confess to God that we cannot see our way through life on our own. Let us confess that we need a Savior and let us celebrate a Savior who removes the guilt of our sin!
Posted by Ramón Torres