One Thing I Do Know- Part 2

“Then the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…” (Genesis 2:7).

It occurred to me while meditating on the passage about the healing of the blind man in John 9 that Jesus made the mud from “the dust of the ground”—the same material from which man was created in the first place (Genesis 2). I speculated (i.e. this conclusion is not indisputable Biblical truth) that perhaps Jesus gave the man (created) brand new eyes. After all, the man had been blind from birth and his eyes were never functional.

According to this verse, all things were created by Jesus and for Jesus. Therefore, could He not choose to create new eyes for the man who had never seen?

Jesus said in John 9:3 that the man had been blind his entire life with the purpose of leading to this moment: “that the works of God might be displayed in him.” Then Jesus stated: “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world” (v. 5). This miracle was putting on display—manifesting—the power of the Creator Lord Jesus before their eyes.

Yes, Jesus demonstrated the light within Him to the world! The very life that God breathed into man (Genesis 2:7) was in Jesus. Thus His words at that moment, “I am the light of the world.”