2014-09-06 - Is Jesus Pursuing You?
In the ninth chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus healed a man who was blind from birth. The Pharisees were upset that Jesus had healed the blind man on the Sabbath. They also doubted that this man had really been blind. First, the Pharisees questioned the man's parents. Then they sought out the man who could now see. They repeatedly questioned him about Jesus, and eventually they threw the healed man out of the synagogue.
John 9:35 says, "Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when He found him, He said, "do you believe in the Son of Man?" Jesus had already physically healed this blind man. Now the Lord wanted to heal him spiritually. He pursued this man and offered Him eternal life. Jesus asked him if he believed in the Messiah. The formerly blind man responded saying, "Lord, I believe," and he worshipped Jesus.
Is Jesus pursuing you today? Is He looking for you and calling your name? Will you listen to Jesus' call?
Richard Moser, Jr
All verses are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.