Keep telling your story!

Posted: May 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

I love the story in John chapter nine about the man who was born blind.  I believe it is one of those stories that the disciples talked about for years after it happened.  I could just see them saying, “remember that day when Jesus healed that blind man…so Jesus gets this dirt in his hands and spits in it and then proceeds to rub this mud in this man’s eyes…unbelievable”   It is just one of those stories that I believe they brought up over and over and re-lived every moment of it.  I encourage you to read it if you are not familiar with it.

This man, who was born blind, was healed by Jesus.  He then goes home without ever seeing Jesus face to face and He has to turn around and tell his transformation tale immediately and under immense pressure.  People don’t believe it!  Pharisees get involved, his parents get involved and eventually the Pharisees throw him out  in anger!  I mean this guy, who was at one moment blind and begging, is all of the sudden healed and seeing clearly…and everyone wants to know how, when, who…no party, no celebration, no rejoicing…just lots of questions!  The man just keeps on telling his transformational story over and over!  “I was blind, but now I see!”  He does not have a script!  He does not have a 12 step program of how to follow Jesus!  He does not dive into theology!  He just simply tells how he encountered Jesus, what Jesus did, how he responded and what happened to him as a result.

Later Jesus found the formerly blind man and finishes the work of transformation.  The end result is that the blind man worships Jesus.  He sees before anybody who Jesus really is.  The people who ought to have seen it remained blind to the transforming presence of Jesus…I wonder if that happens today?  Do you have a transformational story of what Jesus has done in your life?  Are you ready to tell it? Then tell it and like the man who was healed of his blindness…keep telling it!

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