Transformation isn’t easy for those observing it
John 9 v 8-12 “His neighbours and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, “I am the man.” 10 “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked. 11 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.” 12 “Where is this man?” they asked him. “I don’t know,” he said.”
There is a strange man hanging around the blind man’s home. Where is the blind man? He is not sitting in his usual begging place. Who is this strange man? Everyone has an opinion about everything and they did on this day regarding this stranger. “I am that man. This is my home.” Sometimes transformation isn’t easy.
People want you to progress and they want you to prosper and they may really want you to have your miracle. But when it happens they cannot fit the transformation into their small minded view of you. Some people need their own transformation to cope with your transformation!
He knew that he was a changed man. He knew that Jesus had been involved in the miracle.
What he didn’t know was where Jesus actually was.
There was a distance between himself and Jesus and he didn’t know what to do or where to go to find him. When he was blind he met Jesus but now that he could see he didn’t know where Jesus was.
Where is this miracle worker? How do we find Jesus? These are the questions that John answers in his gospel. These are still the questions that are being asked of us today.
When the connection is made between your transformation and Jesus then people will want to find him.