Jesus did more miracles? He’s just full of miracles, isn’t he?
I hope he does another food miracle. I’m getting hungry.
No food this time? I need a cookie before we start then.
On second thought, I need a bunch of cookies.
Okay, I’ll listen.
Jesus saw a man who had been blind from birth. The Jews of Jesus’ day believed that physical problems were caused by sin and Jesus’ disciples asked Him if it had been the man or his parents who had sinned.
I guess that’s why I have perfect health. I’m such a perfect dog.
Being scared of thunder doesn’t count.
Jesus said that neither had sinned. The man was blind so the work of God might be displayed in his life.
Having said this, Jesus spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.
I could do that with a slobbery kiss on that man’s eyes.
Yes, I’m listening.
“Go,” Jesus told the man, “wash in the pool of Siloam.” So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
I guess my slobbery kisses never made anyone see. Maybe I forgot the part about having to wash the slobber out again.
The man’s neighbors who had seen him begging in the past weren’t sure if it was him, but he assured them he was the same man who had been blind.
“How then were your eyes opened?” the neighbors demanded.
The man told them what had happened and that it was Jesus who had healed him. Then the neighbors took the man to the Pharisees who questioned him again.
It might have been a lot easier for that man if he had just put everything on Facebook.
I am too listening.
The day that Jesus had healed the man was a Sabbath so some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.”
But others asked, “How can a sinner do such miraculous signs?”
Finally they turned to the blind man who had been healed and asked him what he thought? The man replied, “He is a prophet.”
That’s telling them!
The Jews still didn’t believe the man had been blind and received his sight so they talked to his parents. The parents were afraid the Jews would throw them out of the synagogue because they had threatened to do that to anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Christ, so they said they didn’t know how their son had been healed and to ask him.
So the Jews called the man who had been blind a second time and said, “Give glory to God. We know this man Jesus is a sinner.”
The man replied, “Whether He is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see.”
I think that guy wrote a famous song.
I’ll listen, but can I bark along?
The Jews asked the man again how Jesus had healed him, and the man answered, “I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become His disciples too?”
This made the Jews really mad and they hurled insults at him saying they were disciples of Moses and they didn’t even know where Jesus came from.
I know where Jesus came from. Can I go tell them?
Okay, I’ll listen.
The man answered the Jews, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where He comes from, yet He opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does His will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
That’s telling them.
The Pharisees said, “How dare you lecture us!” and threw the man out.
Jesus found the man, told the man who He is and then said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
Some Pharisees heard Jesus say this and said, “What? Are we blind too?”
Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now you claim you can see, your guilt remains.”
My eyes are shut. I can’t see a thing.
Oh, wait. This is terrible. I don’t think I can do this.
Do I have to walk around with my eyes closed until Jesus comes back?
That’s going to be a long nap.
August 25, 2013 at 11:10 am
Ah, but the pure hearted like you, are excluded, my dear Bongo! No worries!
August 25, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Thanks Marina. I was getting a bit worried.
August 26, 2013 at 4:10 am
Great story! No sweet Bongo you can open your eyes you are just fine. We love your questions while you are listening…which you always are. Hugs and nose kisses
August 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm
Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. My eyes are wide open now. I was having trouble keeping them closed anyway.
August 26, 2013 at 7:11 am
I like this story! The blind man was blind because he was expected to meet Jesus and after he met Jesus and trust him, his eye became not blind anymore! What a beautiful story! 🙂
August 26, 2013 at 2:31 pm
Thanks Kevin. It really is a beautiful story.
August 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm
Aww, Bongo, you can open your eyes now, this wasn’t meant for you, you’re such a fine dog 🙂
August 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm
Thanks Little Binky. I can see again!
September 13, 2013 at 6:28 pm
Gingers says we need to go bite the Pharisees so they will open their eyes!!!! -Ginger
September 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Ginger, I think that might work. Lets go!
September 20, 2013 at 5:02 pm
Thank you, Olessya