Will you question the packaging?

So am reading to my son’s the story of Jesus healing the man who was born blind see John 9:2-3 and the disciples of Jesus asked Him “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” and Jesus replied “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” Thereafter Jesus spat to the ground, made mud and put the mud onto the blind mans eyes, then He told him to go and wash it off at the pool of Siloam. The man goes and washes his eyes and immediately he’s eyes are opened and he see’s for the very first time in his life. As I was reading this, my son asks “did Jesus actually put mud on his eyes?” and I go “yes He did,” “But mum Jesus is powerful, why didn’t He just say your healed, instead of applying mud onto his eyes?” I pause for a minute and I replied “Jesus wanted to see the man’s faith in Him.”
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The truth of the matter is this, its not the mud that healed Him, it was his faith in Jesus that healed him. He had a choice to either opt, not to wash His face in the pool of Siloam or take a step of faith and go to Siloam and wash his face and he choose to go and wash his face as a sign of belief in Jesus. Miracles don’t always come in wrapped up packages looking all glamorous, no they don’t. Most of the times, we have missed our blessings because we expected them to come in the form of someone who is renowned, or wealthy and then it comes in the form of a simple guy like Jesus, who spits to the ground, mixes the mud and applies onto your face! Question is have you allowed Him to apply the simple mud onto you? or have you rejected His methods and termed them as simple and primitive? Our God works in mysterious ways, and His ways are not our ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts. Have you rejected your blessings because they came not the way you expected them? or have you accepted them?

If there is something that we learn from Jesus every time we read His story, is that He was the most humble person, He was simple, He mingled with the outcasts and everyone that had been termed as ‘a nobody.’ What of us? do we do the same? We should emulate our maker, we should learn from Jesus and be people who are approachable, reachable, kind and generous to all. Not forgetting not to pass judgment onto others, they may look simple, but they may carry our blessings, sent from our Father in Heaven.


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