“He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.” -John 9:25 (KJV)
My husband was reading this passage this morning, and gave me some insight into its meaning; something I’ve never seen or thought about before…a new perspective.
When the Pharisees were questioning the blind man about his healing, they were trying to entrap Jesus for healing him on the Sabbath. So, they asked the blind man if Jesus was a sinner. (How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? -verse 16)
In this day and age, when WE are faced with sin and despair, we as Christians try to be the Salt and Light to the world. At times, the reception we get when giving our testimony is not favorable, and Jesus is brought into question by those we are witnessing to; in regards to His acts and deeds…or the way they see it… His failure, to act on the awful things going on in this world today.
But as my husband pointed out…the truth of the matter is this, we don’t have to prove who God is. We don’t have to defend Jesus…all we have to do is be a living testimony and share what He has done for us! Especially to those that knew us before Jesus saved us…they can already see the change…the difference in us. They knew us when we were blind in sin…lost in our ungodly ways, tripping and falling…stumbling through life; but now they see us walk the straight and narrow path, following God.
That is our only obligation, our only duty, our only call…. To tell others what God has done for us, and how He has changed our lives completely. Like the old hymn states:
“I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus, since I found in Him a friend, so strong and true! I would tell you how He changed my life completely…He did something that no other friend could do!
Chorus: No one ever cared for me like Jesus; there’s no other friend so kind as He. No one else could take the sin and darkness from me…oh how much He cares for me!
All my life was full of sin when Jesus found me; All my heart was full of misery and woe, Jesus placed His strong and loving arms around me, and He led me in the way I ought to go.
Every day He comes to me with new assurance; more and more I understand His word of love. But I’ll never know just why He came to save me, till someday I see His blessed face above. Written by: Charles F. Weigle
That song just about sums it up! Our rhetorical question to those around us should merely be, “Can I tell you what I think of Jesus?” …And then LIVE what we say!