“Whether He is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” John 9:25
I have always loved the simple logic presented by this man. Jesus had healed him of his blindness on the Sabbath, which was verboten according to the religious leaders at the time. Trying to find a reason to accuse Jesus of violating the Law, they confronted this once blind man. Filled with prejudice, malice, ignorance and all kinds of theological weapons, they attempted to intimidate him into stating that Jesus committed a sin—violating the Sabbath. His answer was simple, direct, and non-argumentative. “One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” One thing—one thing that no one could dispute or otherwise explain away—he could see.
Over my years of following Christ, I have had many opportunities to teach groups of women, as well as engage one-on-one regarding the reasons I believe Jesus is the Son of God. I love referring to the fulfillment of prophecy, the authenticity of Scripture, and the evidence of the Resurrection. Yet, admittedly there have been times when I have floundered, especially when the listener has bombarded me with an argument before I have finished my thought. I need to remember in those moments the lesson from this man—there is one thing I know as well.
There was a time in my life that I was filled with guilt over sin, and caught up with trying to earn my way into God’s grace. I lacked understanding of His unconditional forgiveness and love for me. However, once I realized that I could be forgiven, my eyes were opened in a supernatural way. I felt a peace that was as real to me as that experienced by the blind man. It was awe-inspiring and miraculous. It is still the one thing I know. It is my confession of faith, and no theological argument can sway me from the reality that I have been forgiven through the love of Christ. It may not be the most sophisticated argument, but it is still one that no one can dispute unless they call me a liar. It is my one thing. I was blind, now I see.