Blind, but Now I See, 22.5″x42″, enamel and oil on ceder, Scott Fairchild, 2013
Blind, but Now I See, Detail, 22.5″x42″, enamel and oil on ceder, Scott Fairchild, 2013
“He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”- John 9:25
John 9:25 is one of the most perfect testimonies given about the authority of God. Jesus heals him on the Sabbath, and the Paraphrases are questioning Jesus’ motives and think He’s not of God. Yet this man, who was healed, has an undeniable testimony about the authority and healing power of Christ!
Not only did Jesus have authority to heal blindness, but opened the eyes of the centurion’s heart as he witnessed the crucifixion. Scripture says,
“So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!””- Matt 27:54
I can also hear the centurion saying the same thing the healed blind man say, “I was blind, but now I see!” Portraying this familiar scripture on a cross put it in a different light. Is there any other insight you see when you look at John 9:25 again?