What do you know to be true?
In John chapter 9 a man born blind is miraculously healed by Jesus. Afterwards, the Jewish leadership verbally attacked the man and his story; questioning his integrity and disassociating him from the synagogue. However, in the midst of the conversation, the man makes a wonderful statement;
“One thing I do know: I was blind, and now I see.” – John 9:25b HCSB
There were a lot of things about the healing (and the Healer) that the man didn’t have answers for yet, but he could see. There’s great reassurance in thinking about what you know to be true. There are parts of the faith journey that come without explanations, but ask yourself, “What do I KNOW to be true?” Later on in John’s ministry, He wrote several epistles. In the one we call “1 John”, he uses the words “know” or “known” 38 times. He was telling the original readers (and now us) to be confident and “know”. He wrote;
“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” – 1 John 5:13 NKJV
So what things do you know to be true today? Can you list some of them? Faith in Christ isn’t “blind” faith, it’s “seeing” faith (like the man in John 9). Our faith is in One we know, and we know Him to be faithful…always.