3. THE BLIND SEE AND THE DEAF HEAR
“Great crowds came to him (Jesus), bringing the lame, the blind, the mute and many others, and led them at his feet; and he healed them. The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.” (Matthew 15:30,31)
Many people received physical sight and hearing from Jesus. At the same time they experienced spiritual restoration.
It was not “by chance” that Jesus performed these great works. He knew that when the Messiah appeared, then, as God had spoken through the great prophet Isaiah: “Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer and the mute tongue shout for joy.” (Isaiah 35:5,6)
These great works signaled to all who witnessed them that Jesus Himself was the Messiah and that God’s Kingdom was at hand.