Knowing Only One Thing

24They called the man who had been blind again, and they said, “Give glory to God, we know that this man is a sinner.” 25Then he answered and said, “I don’t know if he is a sinner or not, but I do know one thing: I was bind but not I see.” — John 9:24-25

We like to know lots of stuff. Hmm! Let me make that more personal. I like to know lots of stuff. I hate it when someone asks me a question and I don’t have the answer. I’ve learned to live with it, because there are so many things I don’t know.

One of the things that keeps some Christians from witnessing is their lack of knowledge. What is going to happen if the person I’m talking to asks me a question for which I have no answer? What if I don’t even understand the question? They’ll think I’m silly, and they’ll think Christianity is silly.

But there’s this really good answer that just anybody can use. The man Jesus healed of blindness knew it.

Here it is: I don’t know. If you read the whole chapter you’ll find there are a lot of things this guy doesn’t know, and he’s not afraid to admit it. He doesn’t know who healed him. He doesn’t know if the healer is a sinner. When he talks to Jesus later he doesn’t know who Jesus is.

But he knows just one thing: He was blind, and now he can see.

In most things in our lives we can’t get by with knowing just one thing. But in our spiritual lives, we can. That doesn’t mean we have to stick with just one thing, but one thing can be enough.

One thing I know—once I was broken, now I’m healed.

One thing I know—once I was far from God, now I’m reconciled.

One thing I know—once there was no joy in my life; now it’s filled with joy.

One thing I know—Jesus is the one person I need to know.

And that’s all you need to know in order to give your witness. Can’t answer all the historical and theological questions? You know one thing—he set you free.

Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know.” It’s the right answer to the vast majority of questions. And don’t be afraid to share what you know—even if it’s only one thing.

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