September 29, 2020

Permanently Healed

“‘Go,’ he told him, ‘wash in the Pool of Siloam’ (this word means ‘Sent’). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.” – John 9:7 After Jesus rubbed dirt and spit into the eyes of the man born blind, He instructed him to go and wash it off in the Pool of Siloam, which was a huge Mikveh, or a body of water used for ceremonial cleansing prior to worship. Upon receiving these directions, the man went without hesitation, did as the Lord said, and “came home seeing.” I can only imagine what it was like for him as he rinsed the dirt from his face and beheld light, images, color, and people for the first time. He was probably in a state of disbelief, and I’m sure he experienced a mix of excitement and shock at his wonderful new reality. Though it seems he was genuinely savoring

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