August 10, 2021

Our Story


So for the second time they called in the man who had been blind and told him, “God should get the glory for this, because we know this man Jesus is a sinner.” “I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!”

John 9:24-25 NLT


Jesus was asked by his disciples about a beggar sitting beside the road who was born blind. In their limited theology, they thought bad things only happened to bad people, so obviously either this man or his parents sinned. Jesus let them know his blindness was not the result of sin but was for the glory of God. Then Jesus did something very unusual. He spat on the ground, made mud, put it on the man’s eyes, and then told him to go wash it off. The man obeyed and was healed instantly.

It was not the mud or washing that healed the man but his obedience and faith.

The religious leaders got upset because they didn’t like Jesus getting so much attention. They confronted the man and tried to get him to deny that Jesus was the healer. The man gave that great reply, “I don’t know whether he is a sinner, but I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!”

The religious leaders could not argue with the personal story of a man transformed by the power of God. The same is true today. People can’t argue with a story of God’s transforming grace working in our lives.

Every follower of Christ has a story. We have all experienced God’s grace in different ways in our lives. God uses the power of our story to open hearts to His love and grace.

What is your story? How has God worked in your life? What evidence is there in your life of God’s grace? Perhaps there was a miracle of healing? A miracle of strength in a difficult time? The miracle of a life changed from bondage or addiction?

We need to know our story and share it.


Holy Spirit, remind me of God’s work in my life. Help me to be able to share Your work in my life.

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