By Jon Walker
He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.” John 9:11 (NIV)
A sign of our spiritual maturity is when we follow truth wherever it leads; we face the truth no matter how much it hurts; we stand on truth no matter how much it costs.
We’re called to come out of the darkness into the obedience to the truth, who is Jesus Christ, our Lord: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV).
When the now-seeing man saw the truth, his whole perspective changed.
We see truth with Jesus-eyes. The blind man now had eyes that could see, and he saw with Jesus-eyes. Yet, when his neighbors realized the man was no longer blind, they couldn’t believe their eyes; they were blind to the ways of Jesus: “The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14 NIV).
We testify oneness-with-God. As the now-seeing man walked back from Siloam, those who’d ridiculed him saw a man transformed. His abandonment to God transformed him into a new man; Jesus re-created him from a man born blind to a man who could see to eternity.