Chapter 9 – the witness of the man born blind who could now see – “Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.”
Throughout the Bible, many great miracles are recorded – those that effect nature, physical healing's, dead individuals being raised from the dead, and more. But never had a blind person been given their sight. Of all the miracles that Jesus performed the greatest sign that He was the promised Messiah (Christ) was this one. Isaiah chapter 35 is just 10 verses long, but it has a great deal to say about what will happen when the Messiah comes. The religious leaders knew this, in particular v5-6, “Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will shout for joy.”
They refused to believe in Jesus because He didn’t follow their rules. But a man who had been healed like no one before him, made this very honest statement, “One thing I do know, I was blind, now I see.”
What will you do with Jesus? John wrote his gospel to help you answer this question.