John 9:24-29: “One Thing I Know”

24 A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God,[a](A) they said. “We know this man is a sinner.”(B)

25 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!”

26 Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”

27 He answered, “I have told you already(C) and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?”

28 Then they hurled insults at him and said, “You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses!(D) 29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.”(E)

One thing I know.

So, the man’s been questioned. Then, his parents. Now, they summon the man. Again.

I have to wonder if it was hard to find the man. With new sight, I can only imagine that I’d be off every day, taking in new sights and rarely returning to the same place. How’d they find him? Maybe news of a healing travels as people tend to talk about a man who can suddenly now see…

So, he’s questioned again.

And I love his response. (Seems more patient than I’d be, btw, if I kept getting asked the same question.)

“Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!

Let me count the many, many things I don’t know about God. But, like the man, I can say that one thing I do know is that my life has been changed forever.

That’s something to fix my eyes on today amidst all the unknowns, the prayers I’m not sure how He’ll choose to answer, etc.

He’s changed my life.

May that always be as fresh to me as it was to the man the moment his eyes were first opened.

I was blind but now I see! Thank You, Jesus!

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