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Saved to be Sent

Rev. Enoch Thompson | May 16, 2024 | John 9:1-7


 "Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So, the man went and washed, and came home seeing. John 9:7  (NIV)



We desire so many favours from God, and in His graciousness, He grants them, even sometimes without us asking. The question for our reflection today is “Why does God do for us the many things He does for us?”


In the instruction the Lord Jesus gave to the blind man is a guide to answering the question for the day; "Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). The Lord could have asked for some water to be brought for the man to wash his face and see, rather the Lord directed that the blind man go to the Pool of Siloam to wash his face and see. Siloam we are told meant “sent.” In effect, the blind man was to acknowledge that his healing was so that he would become a sent-one, a proclaimer of the God of his salvation.

We are graced by God with His many blessings so that we can become His agents in the world to let others know about Him.



Would you stop for a moment to acknowledge how much God has been good to you? Would you thank God for the things He has done for you? And would you be determined to go and tell others how good God is, and how much He wants them to come to Him?



Dear God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have shown me much mercy and goodness, and I am ever grateful. Please help me to be a true apostle of your goodness, to go and touch the world with the message of salvation. For Christ’s Name’s sake, Amen.






The phrase "Pool of Siloam" is translated in the Greek text as (κολυμβήθρα τοῦ Σιλωάμ) which denotes a specific location mentioned in the New Testament, where Jesus sent a blind man to wash his eyes, resulting in his miraculous healing.

The mention of the Pool of Siloam is unique to the Gospel of John, emphasizing Jesus' authority over physical infirmities and His ability to perform miraculous healings.

The mention of the Pool of Siloam underscores Jesus' divine mission and authority as the "sent one" from God, whose actions bring about spiritual enlightenment and restoration to those who believe in Him.

Reflections How does understanding the meaning of Siloam deepen your appreciation for Jesus as the "sent one" from God, whose mission is to bring healing and spiritual sight to humanity?

𝔹𝔸ℙ𝕋𝕀𝕊𝕋 Daily Devotional | AUDIO VERSION | MAY 16, 2024

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