“A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.” – Rod Walford
For me, this quote begs the question…
What is your experience with God?
As I was studying yesterday, in the book of John, I came across the account of the man born blind. You can read the account here…John 9
I was most intrigued by the reaction of the Pharisees to this mans healing. They were not excited for him…they did not rejoice in the fact that he would now be able to lead a “normal” life. They were caught up in the fact that Jesus performed a miracle on the Sabbath…how dare He!
The Pharisees questioned the man and his family over and over. They debated and discussed about Jesus…in their eyes a sinner for not observing the Sabbath. Finally, they demanded the blind man give glory to God…as Jesus the sinner deserved none. I love the man’s response to the religious rulers…
“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” (vs 25)
The blind man did not need to argue the intent or character of Christ with these religious rulers…He simply referred them back to his personal experience with Christ.
He had a personal encounter with Christ…a life-changing experience with the living God. The Pharisees only had a passed down knowledge of a religion filled with rules and regulations.
What do you have?
Share your personal experience with Christ…yes, take a moment to share…it helps to solidify your conviction in the one who called you out of darkness and into light. It can be as simple as the blind man’s confession…”I once was blind…now I see”!
Drop your experience in the comment section below…God Bless!