spit mud sweat blood

 “Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind.”

A play on words. Saw and blind. Sight and dark. When we are blind, the God of Light sees us. He looks into our darkness and sees our blindness.

2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Day and night. Dark and Light. The Light of the World speaks into the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome Him.

When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.

Sent. Went. Washed. Sight.

Do you notice what Jesus uses to heal the blind man? Dirt and spit.
Two of the dirtiest elements on earth.
In the hands of our Savior, dirt and spit bring healing and curing and hope and life. Who does that? Who takes dirt and spit and works miracles? The same God who brings water from a rock, bread from the wilderness, and life from death. The God who makes the limpers into leapers, the stutterers into speakers, the famished into reapers, He does that.
That is how good how pure and clean and holy and powerful our God is. In His hands, dirt and spit are purified and powerfied by His holiness.

And we are healed.

God  does the same for us. Vessels of clay made from the dust of Eden. The dirt of our sin mixes with the Living Water and we are mud in His hands. After He heals us, He sends us. From the pool of Sent to the lost of the world.
Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.”
He said, “I am he.
10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
11 He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
Spit and mud.
Sweat and blood.
Go, wash, and receive your healing from your Savior.

How has Jesus healed you? Please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

By Mary Kay Kane

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