One Thing You Know

“Whether (Jesus) is a sinner or not, I don’t know.
One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” – John 9:25
 
He was blind from birth, having never seen things most take for granted – blue skies, red birds, sad faces. But after a brief encounter with Jesus and a dip in the Pool of Siloam, everything changed.
 
He didn’t yet know much about Jesus, but he was willing to do what Jesus told him to do. He washed the mud from his eyes and suddenly, for the first time in his life, he could see. His life was forever changed by Jesus.
 
As believers in Christ, a common fear we have is that someone will ask a question about our faith we don’t know how to answer. Why do people suffer? What about those who have never heard of Jesus? We’re unsure how to respond to the person who says “the Bible is full of mistakes.” (By the way, which mistakes in the Bible are bothering you most?)
 
Sometimes we think of verses to share but forget where it is found. Or we know some of the verse but not all of the verse.
 
We should spend time with the Scriptures and learn the Scriptures. We should hone our skills in speaking to others of salvation. And like most things, the more you do so, the more proficient and confident you become.
 
But for those of us not there yet, don’t stay silent. You don’t need all the answers. None of my children came with instruction manuals but by the grace of God and continued effort, we’re doing a pretty good job I think.
 
Still there is one thing you should know. You once were blind, but now you see. There has been a change. When you surrendered your life to Jesus as Savior, He forever changed your life. He’s forever changing your life. The story of a changed life is a powerful thing.
 
One might disagree with your theology. Others may even think Jesus is a hoax and a religious crutch for the weak-minded. But when the evidence of change is staring you in the face, it’s a difficult thing to deny. When you see a blind man now pointing to objects in the distance, what can you say?
 
You can say whatever you want actually. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day didn’t know what to say to the blind man, so they resorted to calling him names and tossing him out (a common tactic for those without answers). As we like to say, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Or was he? Forever etched in their minds was a man once blind who now could see.
 
What I’m saying is this: Your story is enough. You may not have been born blind. You may never have been in prison or hooked on drugs. You may have been raised in the best of homes with the best of families. But somewhere along the way, by faith, you trusted Jesus. He changed who you are and that has changed what you do.
 
Who will share your story with today?

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