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Assignment This word can bring up memories of the classroom or a job. We had assignments necessary to complete if we were to pass the class or get a paycheck. These assignments required specific action to be completed. Jesus alludes to an assignment in a story referenced in the book of John. A curious verse in John 9 states, "We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the One who sent us" (9:4). This statement needs some context. John, as an author with a message, links together seven miracles and six discourses to prove Jesus as the Messiah in his Gospel. He declares it his purpose in writing in John 20:31, "These are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name." In this sixth miracle, Jesus healed a man born blind. This is the only miracle he performed that addressed an issue previous to birth. He came out of the womb blind. Those around the i…