John 9:1-11 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
Springtime on the farm is a challenge to say the least. Of course I love the warmer temperatures and melting snow. But along with those, come a muddy mess in our yard. We have puddles of mud everywhere! I keep a pair of mud boots by the door because I can’t go outside without them. My vehicle is filthy, and letting the do out to go potty is a whole thing. She needs to be wiped down with a towel sitting next to my boots every time she comes back into the house. Unless she needs a full on bath.
Jesus made mud from dirt and saliva. He took what I look at as a mess and performed a miracle. This can only be the work of Jesus. The one who can heal the blind with mud. How is Jesus working through the messy parts of your life? Never give up on the miracles.
Springtime and mud bring hope. Hope for seeing more clearly as the grass turns green and the flowers begin to bloom. Hope for a wonderful life walking with Jesus, no matter what mess we may find ourselves.