John 9:1-3, 6, 24-30
As he [Jesus] was walking along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 “Master,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it a result of his own sins or those of his parents?”
3 “Neither,” Jesus answered. “But to demonstrate the power of God.”
6 Then he [Jesus] spat on the ground and made mud from the spittle and smoothed the mud over the blind man’s eyes, 7 and told him, “Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam” (the word Siloam means “Sent”). So the man went where he was sent and washed and came back seeing!
24 … [the Pharisees] called in the man who had been blind and told him, “Give the glory to God, not to Jesus, for we know Jesus is an evil person.”
25 “I don’t know whether he is good or bad,” the man replied, “but I know this: I was blind, and now I see!”
26 “But what did he do?” they asked. “How did he heal you?”
27 “Look!” the man exclaimed. “I told you once; didn’t you listen? Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciple too?”
28 Then they cursed him and said, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know God has spoken to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t know anything about him.”
30 “Why, that’s very strange!” the man replied. “He can heal blind men, and yet you don’t know anything about him!
So what? you might be saying. That was then, this is now.
The miracles Jesus performed during his time on earth were often to show God’s unmatched power, and this is a perfect example. You see God has a purpose for all things. Look closer at the man’s answer to the Pharisees; “you don’t know anything about him.”
This entire passage of Scripture comes down to the point that if we don’t know Jesus, we miss out — not on physical healing — but the healing that comes from the love, mercy, and grace of God.