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Thrown Out to be Brought In

Rev. Enoch Thompson | May 22, 2024 | John 9:35-38


Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" John 9:35 (NIV)



I am impressed by the Lord Jesus and His sense of allegiance to those who align themselves with Him. He cares for them and looks out for their best interest. When we are cast out of the places of human prestige and recognition because of Him and for His Name’s sake, He does not abandon us but comes to us and empowers us to keep on growing in Him. The Lord heard that the healed blind man had been thrown out of the synagogue. That meant he had been separated from the centre of community life and the place where he could receive spiritual as well as social and economic support. In verse 35 it appears that the Lord had gone looking for the man, for “he found him.”


When the Lord finds us, He touches on the essential things. The most important thing for the healed man, from the perspective of the Lord Jesus, was not the opening of his eyes. It was not the fact that he had been cast out of the synagogue. It was about his faith in the Son of Man. Physical recovery of sight without belief in the Saviourhood of the Lord Jesus does not achieve God’s ultimate desire for the human being. The Lord therefore helps this man to understand Him as the Messiah (Saviour, Redeemer), and the man believes and worships.


Do you know that the Lord is searching out for you and that He cares about you? Do you truly believe that Jesus is your Saviour? Tell Him you believe, and really believe. Let all of your life become an act of worship to your Lord.


Lord Jesus Christ, my Prophet, Priest and King. Thank you that when I was cast out of the Garden of God, you came looking for me, and you brought me back to the banqueting Hall of your heavenly Kingdom. Please help me stay found by you, always in your house, for you brought me in. For your dear Name’s sake, Amen.





DAILY word study: FOUND The word 'Found' is translated in the Greek text as "εὑρίσκω" (heuriskō). It denotes a purposeful search, not a coincidental discovery. The healed man faced rejection from religious leaders, yet Jesus intentionally finds and affirms him, highlighting the contrast between societal rejection and divine acceptance. Jesus' action demonstrates God's proactive love and personal care. Even when the world rejects us, Jesus seeks us out to affirm our value and faith.


Reflect on times you felt rejected or marginalized. How does knowing that Jesus actively seeks you out in such moments encourage and strengthen your faith?

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