The Man Born Blind And Joseph Of Arimathea

There were two extraordinary men living in the city of Jerusalem

when Christ was on earth. One of them has come down through history

nameless--we do not know who he was; the name of the other is given.

One was not only a beggar, but blind from his birth; the other was

one of the rich men of Jerusalem. Yet in the Gospel of John, there

is more space given to this blind beggar than to any other

character. The reason why so much has been recorded of this man is

because he took his stand for Jesus Christ.

Look at the account given in John ix., beginning at the fifth verse.

In the previous chapter Christ had been telling them that He was the

Light of the world, and that if any man would follow Him he should

not walk in darkness, but should have the light of life. After

making a statement of that kind, Christ often gave