He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
We certainly don’t know everything. Perhaps sometimes we even feel like we don’t know very much at all about God or His truths. Of course, it would take more than a lifetime to know all there is to know about an infinite God. But there are things that we do know with certainty, particularly the specific ways God has worked in our lives. Yes, we should seek to grow and learn more, but in the meantime, we can share what we already know with those around us.
This man blind from birth had once only known darkness, but his encounter with Jesus had changed everything. After meeting Jesus, he knew what it was to see, but more than that, He learned who Jesus was and trusted in Him. We as Christians know that we were once sinners lost in darkness, but now we know that we are forgiven and redeemed. Now we know Jesus and the hope that we have in Him.
Perhaps, like this blind man, we’ve been delivered from some physical problem and can testify how God has healed us. Perhaps some sin ensnared us but the grace of God broke its power over us. Perhaps some truth from His word has touched our hearts and we can share that with someone else. Whatever our experience, we don’t have to know all the answers before we can tell someone about what God has done for us.
What an amazing thing it was for a man who had only known blindness to now have such clear vision. But even more amazing is for a man who had been lost in the depths of sin to know he has the gift of eternal life. One other thing we do know is that those who die without knowing Christ as Savior will be lost forever, and we know that Jesus is the only way for them to be saved. So let’s share what we already know, even as we seek to learn more of the one who first opened our eyes.