You have probably heard someone utter the expression: “I have blind faith.” This simply means that person “believes” in something or someone, or follows a cause blindly, without any evidence or real information.         

Our faith is not blind.  

It has an Object: Jesus Christ

It has a Source: The Bible

It has a Voice: The Holy Spirit

It has a Purpose: To change, guide and direct our Christian life

The title of this blog is “Blind Faith,” but this does not refer to the aforementioned blind faith that so many possess. I want to explore the faith of the man born blind in John 9. He was totally blind (physically and spiritually) but his faith in Christ was instrumental in receiving a double dose of sight.

Real Faith (the faith of the blind man), not blind faith is the one that knows that:

Jesus is here---“Now as Jesus passed by”

Jesus sees us--- “He saw a man…”

Jesus knows our condition--- “…who was blind from birth.”

Jesus has (IS) the answer--- “And His disciples asked Him, saying, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered…”

Jesus has a purpose in everything--- “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

Jesus is working in our lives--- “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work”

Jesus is our Light in the darkness--- “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Jesus is our Healer and Savior--- “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. 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.”

Blind faith will never save or even help anyone. What people need is to receive the gift of faith, real faith from God that saves, heals, restores, renews and transforms our lives forever. I pray that you have this real faith, because blind faith is…well, blind.

           A. G.

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