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2019-12-7    

你的眼睛看见吗?

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第7天


读经:   

约翰福音九章1至11节

1耶稣过去的时候,看见一个人生来是瞎眼的。

2门徒问耶稣说:“拉比,这人生来是瞎眼的,是谁犯了罪?是这人呢?是他父母呢?”

3耶稣回答说:“也不是这人犯了罪,也不是他父母犯了罪,是要在他身上显出神的作为来。

4趁着白日,我们必须做那差我来者的工;黑夜将到,就没有人能做工了。

5我在世上的时候,是世上的光。”

6耶稣说了这话,就吐唾沫在地上,用唾沫和泥抹在瞎子的眼睛上,

7对他说:“你往西罗亚池子里去洗。”(“西罗亚”翻出来,就是“奉差遣”)他去一洗,回头就看见了。

8他的邻舍和那素常见他是讨饭的,就说:“这不是那从前坐着讨饭的人吗?”

9有人说:“是他。”又有人说:“不是,却是像他。”他自己说:“是我。”

10他们对他说:“你的眼睛是怎么开的呢?”

11他回答说:“有一个人名叫耶稣,他和泥抹我的眼睛,对我说‘你往西罗亚池子去洗’;我去一洗,就看见了。”

在前一章,基督作出一个惊人的宣告:「我是世上的光。」我们可以说,这一章正是那个宣言的证明。基督开一个瞎子的眼,以至他能重见光明。四卷福音书至少记载了6个医治瞎子的神迹;但只有这里清楚指出那人是天生瞎眼的。

门徒看见瞎子,只想到神学问题;但基督却看见瞎子的需要。门徒有的是好奇心;基督有的是怜悯心。我们不知道耶稣为何用泥抹在那人的眼睛上;也许基督看那人信心弱小,需要用实质性的东西来支持。当那人相信基督的话,照着去行,神迹就出现了。基督并非每次都用同一方法治病。同样地,他今天也不会局限于只用一种方法来处理我们各人的需要。

那人不用为自己天生瞎眼负责任;然而,他却要为自己相信或拒绝基督的话负责。当他听从基督的话,神迹便即时发生,他便得到永久的医治。他在第25节的见证是那么简单和直截了当:「有一件事我知道:从前我是眼瞎的,如今能看见了。」许多信徒都能作这样的见证。

当时的宗教领袖却无论如何都不喜欢看见这神迹,他们什至把那人逐出会堂(34节)。但请看第35节。当耶稣得悉此事,便主动去寻找那人,直至寻见了,便坚固他初信的信心。这对我们如何帮助初信者有很大的启发,许多时候,我们让初信者自行挣扎,完全靠他们自己。

这个故事与下一章的9节是否有任何关连?基督在那里作出另一个宣告:「我是门。」对那个被当时所谓的属灵领袖赶出会堂门外的人来说,基督这个宣告是否给他的答案呢?在你的脑海中,会否出现一幅图画:基督用手环绕那人的肩膀,鼓励他说:「他们虽然把你赶出会堂,但你不用在意。我是门,信靠我。」是的,罪孽深重的人需要一位伟大的救主,赞美神,最终的结果便是神迹。

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HOW ARE YOUR EYES?
Day 7


Bible Reading:   

John 9: 1-11

1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.

2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.

5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.

7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”

9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.”
He said, “I am he.”

10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”

11 He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”

In the previous chapter Christ had made a dramatic claim, “I am the light of the world.” We could say that here in this chapter, He backed up that claim. He opened a man’s eyes so he could see the light. There are at least six miracles of healing for the blind recorded in the Gospels. This is the only one where we are told the person was born blind.

To the disciples, this man was only a theological question. To Christ he was a man in need. The disciples had curiosity. Christ had compassion. We are not told why Jesus made some mud and placed it over the man’s eyes. Possibly Christ saw that the man’s weak faith needed something to support it. The miracle came as the man believed Christ and obeyed His words. Christ did not act in this way every time. He is not limited to always using the same means in His dealings with us even now.

This man was not responsible for being born blind but he was responsible for accepting or rejecting the word of Christ. When he obeyed, the miracle happened, quickly and permanently. His testimony in verse 25 is so simple and straightforward, “I know this, once I was blind, now I can see.” Many believers have been able to say exactly the same thing.

The Establishment of the day did not like this incident in any way and even put the man out of the synagogue (v.34). But look at verse 35. When Jesus heard what had happened, He searched till He found the man and helped him in his new-found faith. What a lesson for us in helping new converts. Too often we let them struggle along on their own.

Is there a connection between this story and verse 9 of the next chapter? Christ made another great claim, “I am the door.” Was this an answer to the treatment given the once blind man by the so-called spiritual leaders of that day? Can you see in your imagination Christ is standing with His arm around this man, saying in effect, “Don’t be concerned if they have thrown you out. I am the door. Trust me.” It could be so. Great sinners need a great Saviour and the result, praise God, is always a great miracle.

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