E-votional - What I Know
October 9, 2002

"He answered, '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 (NRSV)


    Two people live in the same house. One is shy and conservative, the other, confident and calculated. Of the two, the "shy" one goes through life with people not paying much attention to what he does, it is almost like he does not matter. The second goes through life not really paying attention to the credit and attention he receives. It really does not matter to him. He know what he is about and what he is able to do. Both walk a parallel path. In fact, they are the same person. The first is the perception of other, the second is his own self-awareness. So, where is the truth?

Hear the Good News, through our encounter with and walk with Christ, our eyes are opened to the reality of who He really is. As we encounter Him, we find a redemptive and gracious strength which does much more than merely get us through life, it gives us a new vision and a new understanding of life and it's very nature. And as we walk with Him, we are empowered to walk faithfully, sharing His good news to all, through our living and our testimony. The blind man, realizing he could not turn the blind to people who could see, pointed the way to an encounter with Christ, hoping, that through their own encounter, their life might be changed. What do you know to be true about yourself? What do you know to be true about Christ? Are you able to share this?.


   Gracious Father, what I see and what I know are not always equal. But Your love and care is something I have seen and do know to be true. Continue to walk with me, and enable me to share my story of You to others. Thank You for all that You have done in my life and all You will continue to do, for ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.