Now, I’ve read plenty of the stories about the blind being healed in scripture, and that has never bothered me. I’ve never thought, “Why would God heal one blind person here and another here, but not my daughter?” I already knew that the answer would be, “He has a different purpose for her, and that does not include being healed at this time.”
Why not say he would heal lepers, raise the dead, and cast out demons?
Freedom: Greek word aphesis : release from imprisonment, forgiveness or pardon of sins, remission of the penalty (letting them go as if they, the sins or crimes, had never been committed).
Blind: Greek word typhlos : can mean physically or mentally blind; obscure (smokey)
Matt 9:27, Matt 11:5, Matt 12:22, Matt 15:31, and so on.
Matthew 15:14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.
Matthew 23…He rebukes people several times using the term blind, but clearly not in speaking to those who are physically blind, rather those who he has found to be mentally blind…unable to SEE the truth in front of them. Matt 23:17, “Woe to you, blind guides”; Matt 23:17, “You blind fools”; Matt 23:19, “You blind men”; Matt 23:26, “Blind Pharisee!” And the list continues…
Jesus wasn’t just here so the BLIND could SEE…
Jesus came so we ALL could see…so our EYES would be opened to the glory of God our Father who came and dwelt among us.
And so are many of us today…
Oppressed: Greek word thrauō : to break into pieces, shatter, smite through
That really does describe our world doesn’t it?
That describes the feeling when our child is turned down for life insurance.
I set out writing this because I wanted know why part of Jesus’s “mission” was recovery of sight for the blind…