So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
Earlier in John 9, Jesus healed a man who had been born blind. Once the man was healed, he was brought before the Jewish religious leaders for examination. The Jews ask the formerly blind man how Jesus healed him. They do not actually believe anything about this story yet, but they are gathering their data. And the man, for his part, tells his story simply and clearly. He was blind. Jesus made mud and put it on his eyes. He went and washed off the mud, and he came away seeing.
I love that the man told his story so well. In fact, the way he tells his story is an excellent model for you to follow as you tell your story.
· Tell who you were.
· Tell what Jesus did.
· Tell what you did.
· Tell how things are now different.
This is a great pattern for giving a Christian testimony, even when sharing with skeptics.
I was a sinful person who was rightly under the judgment of God. I was headed for hell for my sin with no hope. But God sent his Son to pay the price for my sin, taking my place, and offering me his perfection in exchange for my imperfection before God. I believed in Jesus and asked him to forgive me of my sins through is work done on the cross. I entrusted my soul to him and committed my life to follow him. Now I am forgiven by God, headed for heaven, and living the life that I was created by God to live.
Can you tell a story like that? If not, you need to come to know Jesus today. If you are a Christian, you should be able to tell that story to anyone who might listen. Tell a true story of who you were, what Jesus did, what you did, and how things have changed.