Have you ever tried to imagine what it would feel like to be blind? If you wanted to see what it felt like, you may turn off the lights, or close your eyes for a bit… but in the end, you have the option of opening your eyes or switching on the light - you never truly lost or gained anything.
Part of the issue of trying to relate to someone else’s experience is that we will always have a concept of the thing we’re trying to imagine ourselves without. But what if you had no benchmark to understand what you did not have? How do you think you would react once you gained something that you previously lacked?
We’ll walk through the story of Jesus healing a man who had been blind since birth. Together, we’ll see how his reaction to Jesus - one without a preconceived opinion or benchmark - reveals to us about his heart, how we ought to relate to Jesus in our own lives, and what the true miraculous work of Christ really is for us.