Caught In The Middle

“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.

He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”

“Where is this man?” they asked him.

“I don’t know,” he said. John 9:10-12

Have you ever been caught in the middle of a situation you don’t want to be in. We all have.

The man born blind was in such a position. He was the recipient of a miracle. He doesn’t have a clue why or why it was done or who actually did it. He tells the people what he knows.

Now the people obviously didn’t trust him or they would never have taken him to see the Pharisees. The Jewish Leaders, as Jesus pointed out frequently, placed burdens on the backs of their followers. We don’t know why the people took him to see the Pharisees. Perhaps it was required of them by some obscure rule or man-made law. Would they question him and accuse him of wrongdoing even though he was the one healed? As a matter of fact they did.

So, given a choice between running after the Man Who Brought Life or running to fetch the burden-giving Pharisees, they chose the burdens.

Life really hasn’t changed in all these years, have they? Many willfully choose darkness over light, burdens over liberty, sin over righteousness.

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