Amazing grace – how sweet the sound . . .
Last 2 years of life, dad really suffered. At one point he asked me – is there something I did? Remember, a devout man who went to daily Mass.
1) Whose sin was it?
Some thought misfortune due to his sin – sometimes we do cause our problems, but many times not
Not his sin – but sometimes can be used for good!
2) Jesus, who is the enemy of darkness does something strange - Spits on the ground – makes a mud paste - MUDBLOODS
Remember creations story – formed out of clay of ground - Jesus: Creation being completed –
3) Wash in pool Siloam “Sent” Baptism - restores sight
4) He is a new person - Can see – physically – but now invited to see Spiritually:
Football Commentator – art critic - doctor see what I cannot
Phrase: Seeing is Believing? - NOW - Believing is Seeing!!!
a) A man
b) A prophet
c) A Man from God
d) Lord - the Biblical Word for God!!!
Faith is a new kind of sight - see Christ in poor, unborn child, homeless person see God’s presence and action in this world!
March 21, 1748 - John Newton – the Slave trader - “The Great Blasphemer”
Tied self to helm of ship prayed survived