THOUGH SEEING THEY DO NOT SEE
Matthew 13:13 “This is why I speak to them in parables: Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.”
This always reminded me of the healing of the blind man in John chapter 9.
Jesus saw a man blind from birth. (1) He spit on the ground, made mud, and put it in the blind man’s eyes. He told him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam (6-7)
The man was healed. (7)
When the man left Jesus he was still blind. He never saw Jesus who had been standing right in front of him.
Everyone wondered how the man was healed and the Pharisees began questioning him. The healed man told them his story.
They didn’t believe it was the same man so they called his parents who confirmed it was their son who had been born blind. (18-19)
The man was taken back to the Pharisees again and questioned. The man kept telling his testimony over and over again.
The Jewish leaders said whoever acknowledged Jesus as Messiah would be thrown out of the temple. (22)
The Pharisees insulted the man and threw him out. (34)
Jesus heard they had thrown him out and found him. Christ healed the man’s physical sight. Then Jesus healed the man’s emotional well-being by finding him and befriending him, so he was no longer an outcast. Finally the Lord healed him spiritually.
The man acknowledged Christ as Lord, worshipped Him, and became totally well.
When he first left Jesus he was no better off for he still couldn’t see, hear, or understand, even though he had eyes and had been standing right in front of Jesus.