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"Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. ...So the man went and washed, and came home seeing."
(John 9:6-7)

John 9:1-7

Most of us are creatures of habit. We do things the same way every time because “that’s the way we’ve always done it.” This perspective can carry into thoughts about the Lord. We may expect Him to work in our life today the same way He worked last month or last year. But God often surprises us.

Consider how Jesus healed the blind. He healed one man by speaking the healing (Mark 10:52). Jesus healed another when He spit on his eyes and touched them (Mark 8:23-25). Still a third blind man was healed when Jesus used saliva to make a mud pack and commanded him to go wash it off. Three blind men, three methods of healing.

Perhaps Jesus did this so we wouldn’t expect God to only work in predetermined ways. What we do know is that Jesus reached out to people in exactly the way that would touch that particular person’s heart. As we share about Him with children, we may see a myriad of ways to bring the familiar stories of Christ’s love to their tender hearts. Do so, and you’ll help them remember what they’ve learned.




Scripture Focus

John 9:1-7

Insight

As you get to know the Lord more in your own life, you will find creative ways to describe our wonderfully creative savior to others!

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