Christians love to sing the hymn, Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see. Blind, blind to the promise of eternal life, blind to the provider of life. We relate to the words of the was-blind beggar, “One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” (John 9:25).
His story is our story. Perhaps that’s why John was in no hurry to tell it. He needed only twelve verses to describe how water became wine. But he dedicated a whopping forty-one verses to depicting how Jesus found, cured, and matured the blind man. Now why? Among the explanations is this one. What Jesus did physically for the blind beggar, he desires to do spiritually for all people— to restore our sight. Remember, friends, you are never alone.