What a scene! The grapevine was hard at work. The news of what happened spread like wildfire. Jesus got wind of it. He knew all that the man had been through and how he stuck fast to the truth. And just like the shepherd who looks for the lost sheep, Jesus looks for this man until he finds him. First question Jesus asks, "Do you believe on the Son of God?" (John 9:35) The man replies, "Tell me who he is that I might believe." (verse 36) "The one you are talking to and see is he." is Jesus' response. The most important words any Christian can utter were spoken next. The blind man said, "I believe."
Pastor Josh's sermons are posted here on this website. These past few weeks it has been really nice to be able to hear them. I can picture myself sitting there in the pew Sunday mornings listening and taking notes. I have taken notes of sermons that go back sixteen years. That's when I realized that preachers messages' are chock-full of witticisms, references, and things I really wanted to remember. Just like the ones he said right in the middle of his sermon this past Sunday, the 29th. He was talking about Jesus going on the hunt for the blind man after hearing what happened to him. It was, "Let yourself be found." When Jesus is looking for you, "Let yourself be found." Other tidbits were, "Go for God. Don't stay where you're at. Slow down, America, and see who's really in charge. There's a day coming when you will see him and you will believe. (It's in Romans 14:11.) If you wait till then, it'll be too late. Jesus says over and over, "Come to me." And finally something I've heard Pastor Josh say regularly, "You can have just as much of God as you want to have."