What kind of pastoral care did Jesus provide?
I continued to consider this question at our small group this week when we read the story of the man born blind from John 9. Jesus makes some mud, puts it on the eyes of a man who was born blind and sends him to wash in the pool of Siloam in verse 11. The man’s sight is restored and he has a series of run ins with the religious leaders of the day and Jesus is nowhere to be found.
11 He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
12 “Where is this man?” they asked him.
“I don’t know,” he said.
I don’t know. Where is Jesus? He disappears from the picture until verse 35.
It is important to walk with people through difficulty times in their life, but it is not necessary to walk every step of the way with them.
What do you learn about Jesus’ pastoral care from this story?