John 9:12; "Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not."
This is a man that was healed by Jesus of blindness that he had from birth.
After he was healed of his blindness the Pharisees questioned him. They wanted to know who had healed him and where was this man.
There was some discussion whether this was the man that was blind from birth. Some said no that he only looked like him while others having known him for a long time said this was the blind man from birth. It was the once blind man that finally said that it was him. He said that he was the one blind but he could see now.
The Pharisees asked him who it was that had healed him. The man told them it was a man called Jesus.
The Pharisees wanted to know where this man was that had healed him. They asked the once blind man "Where is He?"
This man could only say he didn't know where he was. This man had never seen Jesus as by the time Jesus had made the clay, put it on his eyes, and told him to go to the pool of Siloam it seems has though Jesus had left. So he didn't get to see his great Healer.
These Pharisees wanted to know where Jesus had gone. The Pharisees was always causing trouble for Jesus. They knew some people believed in Him and they didn't like this. They cast this once blind man from the synagogue. It was probably a good thing, if they hadn't this man might have been in danger of sliding back to the traditional ways of Judaism and be separated from Christ and the gospel.
Have you ever had something happen to you that could only have been from the Lord? Something that just was really amazing? If you have, have you given the recognition where it is due? Have you told people this could only have been done by the Lord. There are many things that happen to people that can not be explained or we give the recognition to someone else. God works in mysterious ways. He will sometimes use other people to accomplish what He wants done but it is still from God.
We may not see how it is done but we can see the after affects of what is done. For instance someone that has sinned all of their life but all of a sudden they have changed. We didn't see how the change happened but all of a sudden this person is loving, caring, considerate, and the language he/she uses now is pure. We know in our heart this person has accepted the Lord as their Savior and is now living for Him. It is through the grace of the Lord that we see the change but we did not see the change take place. This person will give the Lord the praise He so deserves for the changing transformation He has done in this person's life.
When God heals a person, we don't see the healing but we see the results of the healing. Yes, God still does healings this day and age. People just seem to want to give the acknowledgment to others. If a doctor heals it is because God has given him the ability to do so.
It is through the mercy and grace of God that miracles happen. God's love and compassion is why He does these things for us. We should always want to give glory and praise for what He does for us. The Lord doesn't have to do any of these for us but He loves us so much that He wants us to be happy. Never be afraid or ashamed to give our precious Lord the glory and praise He so deserves for all He does for us.
Where is He? Hallelujah, He is here with us. He lives with us.
Thank you for stopping by and may you know the peace of the Lord. Blessings!
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