For reasons I don’t quite understand, Jesus responds to his question in the 3rd person (“he”): “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
I think there was the hint of a smile, a twinkle in His eye, when He said “you have now seen him.” How in the world liberal “scholars” can say that Jesus never claimed to be the promised Messiah is beyond me!
The man’s response? “Then the man said, ‘Lord, I believe,’ and he worshiped him.” BELIEF followed by WORSHIP. This man’s thinking about Jesus has progressed from —
THE MAN THEY CALL JESUS >>>> HE IS A PROPHET >>> I DON’T KNOW IF HE IS A SINNER >>> I WANT TO BECOME HIS DISCIPLE >>>> A GODLY PERSON FROM GOD >>>> THE SON OF MAN WORTHY OF MY FAITH AND WORSHIP!
To recap: Jesus performs an incredible miracle for someone who knew next to nothing about Him. Jesus seeks the man out after he has been excommunicated by the religious leaders and questions him about BELIEF. Specifically, belief in the “Son of Man.” The man born blind believes and worships. An obvious example to all who read this story. Do we allow for process when we are sharing “the Son of Man” with others? (to be continued)