I’ve read about the Messiah healing the blind man (John 9) many times. One of the big lessons I often take away from that is being an active participant in receiving our blessings. We can’t always sit idly by waiting for it. We have to accept it and do our part to fulfill it. But, as I read through it yesterday I dug up something new.
This man spent his whole life hearing the words of others but having no eyewitness to their actions. He likely heard the Pharisees talk a good game on a regular basis, but when he could see, their words and actions didn’t align. The truth came out in what he saw not just what he heard. His healing became the start of a witch hunt. They preached about God, but really followed Moses.