In John 9, Jesus’ disciples see a blind man and ask who had sinned to cause the man to be born blind. In healing the man born blind, Jesus considered the issue of sin in relation to suffering. Neither his sin, nor that of his parents caused his blindness. It happened so that God could showcase his power through him. Jesus’ miracle results in an investigation into the identity of Jesus. The progression of the discussion goes from an admission that Jesus is a man to the man’s confession that Jesus was a prophet. As Jesus later talks with the man, the man who had been blind reaches the conclusion that Jesus is the Son of Man. In response, the “blind man” believed and worshiped Jesus. For their part, the religious leaders continue in their stubborn unbelief by accusing Jesus of sin and breaking the Sabbath.