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"One Thing Known"

October 17, 2004

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“One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” John 9:25

Often we feel ignorant about theological matters. We hesitate to speak up in Bible class because others might regard our question or comment as foolish. We falter in our witness to the neighbor or friend because we fear that they will raise religious questions beyond our ability to answer. We wish we knew more about God and His Word.

The man blind from birth, healed miraculously by Jesus, could have worried about his theological knowledge. Neighbors asked him about the healing in skeptical tones. The Pharisees with their superior knowledge grilled him and tried to discredit Jesus as a sinner who defiled the Sabbath. But the humble man doesn’t hesitate to testify of Christ. “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know, I was blind but now I see!”

Whether or not we have memorized the entire Scripture and have mastered Christian doctrine, we can say, “One thing I know, I was blind but now I see!” Jesus Christ through His atoning death and resurrection has brought us out of darkness into His marvelous light. God’s Spirit has restored our spiritual sight so that we know Him as our Savior and Lord. Unafraid we can witness. One thing known!

PRAYER: Thank You, dear Jesus, for bringing me out of darkness into Your marvelous light. Help me to witness to others of Your love. Amen.

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