The first verse of John Newton’s famous hymn “Amazing Grace” goes like this, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that save a wretch like me; I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.” This verse reminds us that the amazing grace of Jesus is both spiritual and practical. Saving from sin, and helping us along life’s way. This is illustrated in our the scripture passage below from the ninth chapter of the book of Matthew in the Bible. As you read, notice that Jesus not only forgives sin, but He also can help the blind to see.
(Matthew 9:27-31) 27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” 28 When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied.
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.