BIBLE READING: JOHN 9:1-41; MATTHEW 5:14-16
“So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.” He answered and said “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”John 9:24-25(NKJV).
Often times, we try to win people over to Christ through various means. We are even moved to provide for their physical needs just to touch their emotions. The downside is that this works temporarily because as soon as the physical benefits cease, those same people we think we have won tend to just vanish into thin air (see John 6:66).
However, there are situations that are so compelling that when other people hear, they will have no other choice than to be a part of your success story or they would want to know the secret to your success and how same can rub off on them. This is because people relate better with what they can see or confirm (see 1Sam. 16:7b).
It is true that we do not walk by sight. However, that is not for people not yet in the Faith who need to see to in order to believe. John 1:46-49 says, And Nathanael said to him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit! Nathanael said to Him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered and said to Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!
While different strategies work for different people, your testimony will appeal to all its hearers, so instead of winning over one person at a time, you get to win as many people as possible. Your role is to just speak out and let the evidence of what Christ has done finish the rest like the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:29-30, 39-40 who said; Come, see a Man, Who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” Then they went out of the city, and came to Him…. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days.
One testimony is indeed more powerful than a thousand sermons. May our lives continually beckon the lost to “Come and see” the Great Work the Lord has done.
Thank You Father for all Your Goodness in and around my life. I pray You announce Yourself through my life. Showcase Your Goodness and Beauty through my life.
Be lifted up in my life so that men will be drawn to You in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.