One Thing I Do Know

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Imagine darkness.

No light.

People talking, describing colors, recognizing faces—but you can’t.

Family members cooing over newborn babies, laughing over resemblances.

But not you.

Imagine hearing about a sunrise, but only guessing what it could be like.

As Jesus was traveling, he came across a man like this.

A man born blind—-

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.  As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.  “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

—John 9:1-7

When the man had received his sight, we read that the Pharisees questioned him twice about how he had been healed and about Jesus:

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!”

—John 9:24-25

Later, the man who had received his sight met Jesus again.

Jesus explained to him that He was the Son of Man.

At that time, he believed in Him and worshiped Him.

Do you suppose that anyone ever, the rest of his life, could have convinced this man that Jesus was not who He said He was?

His eyes had been opened!

And not only his physical eyes, but his spiritual eyes, as well.

It’s not too late for our spiritual eyes to be opened.

If you do not know Jesus as your Savior, let today be the day that you receive your sight….

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