We read in John 9 about the man who had been blind from birth. The disciples thought that it was because either he or his parents had sinned, but Jesus told them they were barking up the wrong tree. It was so He could show what God can do. 

I do like object lessons, they help me to remember things better and that’s just what Jesus did here. 

Jesus could have just healed the man, instead He spat on the ground and put mud on the man’s eyes then told him to wash in the pool of Siloam. 

The man had to do his bit. Not only did it show just how much faith he had but by being obedient it helped him to remember what Jesus did. Sad though that he didn’t seem to have any idea who Jesus was when his friends asked him. I think I would have needed to find out if someone did such a miracle for me. But do we, there are so many God instances in life that we don’t always recognise. Unbelievers call them coincidences.

This quote caught my attention recently. ‘Every pilot knows there is a point of no return. The runway has all been used up; it’s fly or die’.

In other words living a good life isn’t going to get you to Heaven, because Heaven is not for good people; it’s for forgiven people. I’m not going to get to Heaven because of what I do rather, it’s because I’ve put my faith in Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord. God says, ‘If anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him.

Being a Christian is having Jesus Christ come and take residence in your heart. The Bible says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12 NKJV).

 Regrets aren’t helpful, it’s what you do next that matters!

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