Jesus is undeniably the Christ—the long-awaited, promised Messiah, the unique God-man come to redeem. He has come as the glory of a new dawn upon this darkened world dominated by sin’s suffering and satanic influence, to save us. We have witnessed His authority and power over creation and corruption. We have witnessed Him as God touching humanity with deepest compassion. Now, in this passage, we see Him as the promised light come into the world to cast out darkness; the promised Son come to crush Satan. It is crowning and climactic. In the progress of Jesus’ self-revelation, this passage uniquely and undeniably testifies to Him as the Christ. It also begins to unlock the riddle seen in His rejection. The irony, again, is rich and profoundly symbolic. Here blind men see more than scholars. Here there is no clearer witness to Jesus’ scriptural identity and yet there is no clearer rejection of Him by those who most study Scripture. The crescendo is sounded. The Christ is revealed. How will those who see and hear respond?