No fault was his that he was born without sight…
a simple man faced with the plight
of not knowing whether it was day or night…because he could not see.
Those around the One (not yet believed), asked what sins may have caused this man’s disease.
And the One replied quite simply that neither the man, nor his ancestors before
had caused his illness that for so long he bore;
but that his lack of vision and lack of sight
were created on purpose to reveal the MIGHT
of the One’s Father…for now that it is day we must do HIS work
for all labor ceases once it turns night.
So without alarming the man who was blind,
the One spit on the earth and made a mud pie;
smeared his eyes and told the man “Go…wash in the pool of Siloam”
(And the pool’s name translated means “Sent”).
And with no delay the man did what the One requested.
And surely what was intended to happen was manifested.
Blindness touched with mud made sight.
The One often uses the symbols of despair
as a revelation of His ability to repair.
He does not dwell on how you became murky, dirty, or the origin of your shame,
but that you believe that in His name
all of your blindness, seen and unseen,
can actually be tools to transform you (and others) to another level of clean.
The mouth of the One, whether it be saliva or words
MUST produce LIFE!
May we never be so haughty and so proud
That we tell the One that He is not allowed
to get us a little dirty.
And sight restored must not be ill-spent,
For like the man once blind, we are called to be Sent.
To reverse the lies this world has sold,
that no one or nothing can transform sins and disease of old.
Because as Sent children, we must testify with love
that what the One re-created…all started with mud.
The views of this world, while looking crystal clear,
are filled with deception all used to steer
us away…from the Truth.
I don’t want contacts, bifocals, or lenses.
I want mud vision.
And surely, like the man once blind…the One will restore my senses.