Being a Witness

Joel Plantinga

READ : John 9:1-34

“Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind, but now I see!” (v. 25, niv)

Do you ever find it intimidating to share how your day went? Have you ever developed clammy hands when you were telling a friend about a show you watched on TV? Most of us probably do both of these things regularly and find it easy and natural.

The Pharisees were following Jesus around in order to discredit his ministry. As a part of their “investigation,” they approached a man blind from birth whom Jesus had healed. They blitzed him with questions about Jesus’ character, authenticity, and methods. The healed man responded with a profound example of witnessing: “I was blind, but now I see!”

I think we make the task of evangelism too complex and intimidating. We worry about answering every question correctly and overcoming the obstacles people have, as if we’re selling a product. The most powerful and biblical way to share your faith is to simply bear witness to what Jesus has done for you. Your own story is the most powerful witnessing tool at your disposal. Share how God has changed, healed, restored, and freed you. It ought to be the easiest, most natural thing in the world!


Lord, thank you for what you’ve done in my life. Help me to share that story with those in my life. Amen.