Confession and Proof

  Mark nine relates the event when Jesus restored sight for two blind men. Jesus was passing by and the blind men cried out to him, "Thou son of David, have mercy on us." It was generally understood that the Messiah would come from the lineage of David. So the cry of the blind men was an acknowledgement of their conviction that Jesus was the promised Messiah for which the Jews longingly looked.

  The Lord asked if they believed He could restore their sight and they said they did. Then Jesus touched their eyes and, miraculously, they could see. It had been prophesied that the Messiah would do such things (Isaiah 35: 5).

  Once again we observe how the miracles of Jesus proved He was who He claimed to be, and who many recognized Him to be. That same proof abides today for us in this record.