His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.” (John 9:20, 21)
Put on the spot by those in authority, it can be difficult to do the right thing. The circumstance does not matter. Preserving ourselves, even at the cost of our integrity, is a sinful response. Jesus came to save us even from ourselves. Could you say, “It was a miracle”? Would you be able to stand up for Jesus no matter the cost?
Lord, it is one thing to say I could and quite another to not back down, or deny You. In many ways, I am guilty of having played down my faith, not speaking it boldly. Help me to be someone who simply speaks the truth always. Grant that I would not be afraid of anyone else, but that I would always hold fast to that which is true.
Help me this day, Holy Spirit, to be humble, yet bold in what I say and do. Grant that if confronted for my faith that I would hold firm to what You have revealed and share that You are the One who is able to do all things. Help me, I pray, to live according to what You have revealed, knowing that all things work for the glory of the Father. Amen.