John 9 is one of my favorite places in Scripture from which to think about witness. There are few topics that most Christians dread more than witness but they dread it, in part, because they are afraid that questions will arise that they cannot answer. The man born blind, whose story John tells in John chapter 9, was prepared to answer very few questions but the questions he did answer were the most important ones. The narrative was given to encourage all of us to give witness to Christ as we are able and we are able to do what the man born blind did.
Recently Mike Abendroth, pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church, West Boyleston, MA and host of No Compromise Radio and I sat down to talk and we found ourselves discussing this very passage.