Read: John 9:1–41
I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see. John 9:25
Faith cannot be fully explained. There are some beliefs that defy logic—and yet you just know them to be true! This does not impress people who place priority on reason and concrete knowledge. Either you have a rational explanation or you don’t, in their opinion. The man born blind said he didn’t know who Jesus was, but he knew that Jesus had healed him. The how of the event didn’t seem to matter to the formerly blind man. What was the reason or the operative methodology behind the healing? What was Jesus’ title? By what authority did the miracle take place? In the end, who cares! The man didn’t know how he had gotten healed, he just knew Jesus had done it. When it comes to the most important things we believe in, our best witness may not be a rational response but rather that basic affirmation of our experience. We may not be able to answer how God works in our lives and our world—we just know God does . . . And for some of us, that is answer enough.
What do you believe?
Lord, I do not understand…but I believe. I believe in You. I believe that You love me. I believe You can do what the Bible says You can do. I believe You care. How do You do this? Why do You do this? I can’t explain it for the life of me…but I am a believer—I believe in You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN.