Day 17 – Jesus Defended By Testimony. March 22, 2019
A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered, “I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?” Then they hurled insults at him and said, “You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses! John 9:24-28
Jesus’ first defender is a man who has never seen Him, but his life was changed dramatically by Jesus…for he was born blind and Jesus healed him. When we follow Jesus as Lord, we defend Him by giving our testimony to others. For there are many who do not believe that Jesus really is God, that He existed, or that He died and rose from the grave. But to Jesus’ defense He doesn’t call theologians or scholars, He calls people who have been transformed by His power! The testimony is so simple and so pure…“Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see.” When you share your story, your testimony with others…just stick with what you know. What has Jesus done for you?
Lord Jesus, thank You for the story You have written in my life. Help me to just stick with the facts, simply telling the truth about what You have done in transforming me with Your power. Lord, if I am unclear or not sure about what You have done, may I right now, in this moment, welcome You into my life and let You transform me and write a new story in my life. I do want to be Your disciple so start changing the world by changing me! Amen.