Why Did Jesus Use Mud To Cure

The Blind Man?

Why Did Jesus Use Mud To Cure the Blind Man?




Pamela Ayn Austen

JOHN 9:1-7

1. Now as Jesus was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth,

2. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  3. Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the works of God would be displayed in him.  4. While it is daytime, we must do the works of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work.  5. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6. When Jesus had said this, He spat on the ground, made some mud, and applied it to the man’s eyes.  7. Then He told him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came back seeing.

Recently, Joaquin Phoenix, who was given the role of Jesus in a movie about Mary Magdalene, said that he would not keep to the script and make mud with his own spit to heal the blind.  He said, "Who the f___would do something like that?"  

Why did Jesus use his own spit and dust to restore the man's sight?

I believe it is because man is made from the dust of the ground, and the blind man was born with something missing from his eyes, so Jesus, being God, took a part of himself, and he mixed it with dust from the ground, and he created, right there, what the man was lacking in his eyes.  It was a singular act of creation, hearkening back to when he made Adam from the dust. 

John 1:1-3 says about Jesus, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made, and without him nothing was made that has been made." 

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