John 9:6-7 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, …he went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
If you read the account in John 9, there is no other way to describe the actions of Jesus, but to say that He put mud in a blind man’s eye. It doesn’t sound very appropriate. In fact, it makes no sense to our way of thinking. There is no rational way to explain what Jesus did that day for a man who could not see. Furthermore, I doubt that people in our day would welcome such an action by some religious figure.
If you scroll back to the Old Testament, you’ll find a similar story. Namaan is told by the prophet to dip himself in a dirty river seven times. Once again there is no logical explanation for such a thing especially seeing that there was no intrinsic value in either the mud or the water. Namaan was the only sensible one among them when he said, “At least let me wash in a clean river.”
Joseph protected a child of the Holy Ghost. It did not make sense that his wife Mary could be with child of the Spirit. Who can explain the ways of God? Our failure is that we want the logical, acceptable way to receive our miracle. We want God to make sense, but upon reading the scripture, the Lord often uses other means than our logic. Paul gave us the reason why:
1 Cor 1:27-29 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Pastor Jeffrey Harpole