Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 29, 2020

One Thing I Know

“One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” John 9:25

As Christians, we are called to tell others about Jesus—to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19). And, as much as we love Him and have surrendered to Him, it can be intimidating to share our faith in Him. We’re afraid of questions that might come at us that we’re not equipped to answer right away. We think, “Well, until I’m a Bible scholar or have apologetics down to a tee, I better not broach this subject with others.” (I can’t tell you how many apologetics speakers I’ve heard—and how many of their books I’ve bought from their post-teaching “tables in the foyer” in efforts to prepare to talk about Jesus.)

Or, perhaps, we fear people won’t like us or that they’ll think we’re crazy because of our zeal for Jesus. Maybe, we believe we’ll lose friends or even lose our job. (These scenarios, by the way, are all very real possibilities.)

That being said, there’s some great news! To tell others about the saving grace of Jesus Christ, we don’t have to be Bible scholars. Of course, we all need to be in the Word every day, familiar with how every book and chapter point to Jesus, and how it is the inerrant Word of God, clearly providing do’s, don’ts, and what’s-going-to-happen-ifs.

But we don’t have to have all the answers! If a question comes our way that stumps us, we can simply say, “That’s a great question! Let me look into it, and I’ll get back with you.” Then, through the miracle of the internet (or through pastors, mentors, and, of course, the Bible itself), we research and find the answer to share with that person.

Now, if you’re still daunted—I get it, believe me—then let’s just lean into a simple verse from John. “One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” (John 9:25) Because, for every single believer, that’s the foundational truth of our faith, isn’t it? We were once blind to the Truth, and now we see! We were once slaves to our sin nature, and now we’re free (John 8:36)!

Whatever your story, you were transformed. For me, it was a gradual realization, a pulling away of a veil, so to speak. For some of you, it was a specific date and time—a lightning-bolt moment—when you gave your life over to the Way, the Truth, and the Life. But for all of us, we were one way before (blind!) and another way after (seeing).

And this is what others need to know. This is the power of our great and awesome God. The miracle of transformation…how the Lord takes our sins, which stain us, and makes them white as snow (Isaiah 1:18). When we confess our sins, He makes us clean (1 John 1:9).

So, sisters, let’s not be ashamed (Romans 1:16) or afraid of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Like the healed blind man, let’s stand boldly on a truth that even the best debater in the world cannot successfully dispute with us: Because of His amazing grace, we were lost, and now we’re found.

“Lord, give me the boldness to share the gospel through my story of transformation—a story no one can doubt or take away from me. A story of which I am not ashamed.”

For His Glory

Julianne Winkler Smith
TRBC Women’s Life


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