Here’s mud in your eye

“He put the mud over my eyes, and when I washed it away, I could see!” Jn. 9:15

Perhaps Jesus was so unpredictable because the Pharisees were so systematic. Sometimes He simply said was “your faith has made you whole” and sometimes Jesus performed some odd, unpredictable acts in the process of  healing. It’s possible that whole faith communities could have been built around applying mud to the eyes, connecting the behavior to the outcome. Following Jesus is about believing in Him and accepting that He works in unexpected ways with outcomes that are frequently beyond our control or imagination.

Lord, stretch my small and limited expectations.