He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” John 9:27 NKJV
Discipleship is by faith and it is also our own personal choice. In the words of Tim Allen from the film The Santa Clause “What if I choose, not to believe?” God calls, He appeals to us and ultimately Jesus gave His life for us to become His children, but He is not in the kidnapping business!
In many ways the blind man in John chapter nine is just like us. Because of his disability his only option was to be dependent on the kindness of strangers. But Jesus knew His story just as He knows ours. When others thought that either he or his parents must have done something terribly wrong Jesus said “No, this is part of God’s plan!”
Jesus didn’t lecture the blind man about his life style or invite him to a prayer meeting. Instead Jesus made mud, put it on his eyes and sent him to wash it off. The man had a choice. He could have refused. He could have said, “Wh
at good will that do?” But rather than thinking things over or putting it off till to the next day. He just did what Jesus asked. Jesus is asking for us to be a part of His miraculous plan. Do we want to be His disciples? Doing what he asks us today will set in motion our healing and put us one step down the road to following Him!