Jesus Heals a Blind Man


A man blind from birth

One day while Jesus was walking with His disciples, they saw a man who had been blind from birth. The disciples asked if he was blind because he had sinned or because his parents had sinned. John 9:1–2

He was sent to show Jesus' power

The Savior said that neither the man nor his parents had sinned, but that the man was blind so Jesus could heal him. Then people could see God’s power. John 9:3–5

Jesus healed the man

Jesus made clay out of the dirt and put it on the blind man’s eyes. Then He told the man to wash his eyes. John 9:6–7

He could see

As soon as the man washed the clay from his eyes, he could see! John 9:7

The man told others that Jesus had healed him

When his neighbors saw him, they were not sure who he was. Then they wondered how he had been healed. The man told them who he was and how Jesus had healed him. John 9:8–11

Pharisees were angry with Jesus

Next, the man told the Pharisees that Jesus had healed him. Some of them thought Jesus must be a righteous man. Some of them thought He was a sinner. When the man said Jesus was righteous, they were angry and threw the man out. John 9:13–16, 28–34

The man worshipped Jesus

Jesus found the man and asked him if he had faith. The man said yes, and he worshiped Jesus. John 9:35–38

Illustrations by Robert T. Barrett