THE STORY OF JESUS: John 9:24-34
“You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” (John 9:34)
This uneducated blind man speaks truth from his heart, and is attacked for it.
People are still looked down on for simple or inadequate lives or beliefs.
Theologians look down on ordinary believers for their simple bible ideas.
Scientists look down on all believers for incredulous religious beliefs.
Pastors look down on ordinary believers for their shallow lives and beliefs.
But this man has a simple, ordinary wisdom that should not be ignored.
He may know very little about lots of things, but he does know Jesus.
He had experienced Jesus, and no one can take this away from him.
Jesus loves to use ordinary, unschooled people to impact the world. (Acts 4:13)
Their only qualification is that they “have been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).
Be very careful about how you think about those who seem ‘below’ you.
God can use anyone – young, old, uneducated, educated, ordinary or famous.
So long as they surrender to Jesus – He will work in and through them.
Even the most broken, messed up person can be used by God!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I may be broken, messed up, confused, scared, but one thing I know! You are my strength! No one can take this from me! Use me just as I am, to help others just as they are!