OPENED OUR EYES OF UNDERSTANDING
BROTHER C.J. WOODWORTH--SCRANTON
Our dear Redeemer taught us that "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." The words that our Redeemer Himself spoke were especially precious to our Brother, so that the Lord's slightest word or act spoke volumes to him. One little point he explained in reference to the man whose eyes the Lord opened. The Lord spat upon the ground; and out of the clay and the spittle He made an ointment, with which He anointed the eyes of the blind man. Then the man washed in the pool of Siloam, and returned seeing.
Brother Russell calls our attention to the fact that this illustrates how the Spirit of the Lord, coming out of His mouth, comes down and mixes with the clay of earth; and thus that clay, if plastic enough, can be applied for the opening of the spiritual eyes of those that were born blind. [R6010 : page 372] And so today, all over the world, throughout the countless ages of eternity, men and women can rejoice that Jesus our Savior and Redeemer used this clay lying before us here to bring us out of the kingdom of darkness and into the Kingdom of God's dear Son. Praise His name for the blessings brought to us through our dear Pastor!