I love when the blind man in John 9 says, "I cannot say whether he is a sinner or not, but one thing I do know is that once I was blind but now I see!"
You can not argue with an experience like that!  That man was born blind, and then he had an experience with Jesus!  The thing is, he didn't even know who Jesus was when he was healed! 

After being healed he was questioned by the Pharisees who were trying to get Jesus in trouble for healing on the Sabbath, but the blind man was SO convinced! He told them "Since the beginning of time no one has ever heard of anyone who opened the eyes of a man blind! If this is not proof of this man's close acquaintance with God, then what is- he would be powerless to perform anything on his own" 

He was then kicked out of the temple by the Pharisees.  After being miraculously healed, there was no talking that man out of it!  He knew he had an encounter with the Savior! 
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:4, "My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power".  Paul didn't merely preach the gospel, he demonstrated it!  He did exactly what Jesus told us to do in Mark 16:17-18 "And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well.”

What if instead of trying to talk your neighbor into loving Jesus, you demonstrated His love for them?  What if you laid your hands on him and he received his sight?  It would be hard to argue with that!  Instead of being passive this week, let's be active!  Let's do what Jesus told us to do! 

"One thing I do know is that once I was blind but now I see!"

Blessings,
Ally


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