Last night in my Life Group, we studied through John 9 in the bible. John 9 is about the time Jesus healed a man who was born blind. The Pharisees, religious leaders, were angry because Jesus healed on the Sabbath. They were already conspiring to have Jesus killed.
The Pharisees had the man’s parents brought to them to ask if he was really born blind and how it was the man could see again. They confirmed he had been born blind, but said they did not know how he got his sight. We see why in John 9:
“His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue.”
The Pharisees used fear to control people. They used fear to keep people down.
By contrast in John 9, Jesus sought out the man after the Pharisees kicked him out. So Jesus healed the man, and sought him out to speak with him after being kicked out. Jesus revealed to man that who he Jesus is. By doing so, Jesus showed love.
Out of love, Jesus seeks us out. He pursues us. He wants relationship with us and to free us from hinderances in our lives.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.