Daily Worship

Do you want to see?

March 31, 2017 0

John 9:1-12

Jesus heals a man born blind

9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’

3 ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’

6 After saying this, he spat on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 ‘Go,’ he told him, ‘wash in the Pool of Siloam’ (this word means ‘Sent’). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

8 His neighbours and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, ‘Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?’ 9 Some claimed that he was.

Others said, ‘No, he only looks like him.’

But he himself insisted, ‘I am the man.’

10 ‘How then were your eyes opened?’ they asked.

11 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.’

12 ‘Where is this man?’ they asked him.

‘I don’t know,’ he said.

Do you want to see?

 

PRAYER

There is much that blinds me to you Lord.

The harsh realities of the world that I seek to dismiss,

The tradition and practices of faith that mask the reality of what is good news.

In my blindness,

my weakness and foolishness

draw me to yourself.

 

Lord I pray that I may 

see you more clearly,

love you more dearly,

follow you more nearly

day by day.

 

Open my eyes to the real You,

that in seeing I may be satisfied declaring:

 

Now none but Christ can satisfy,

  None other name for me;

There’s love and life and lasting joy,

    Lord Jesus, found in Thee. [1]

 

Amen

 

[1.  None but Christ , Hymn 699 in Revised Church Hymnary]