He can tell you that he was so blind — but now God has given him eyes to see sin to be the greatest evil, and Christ to be the choicest good.
He can tell you that once he was so deaf — that though God called very often and very loudly to him — yet he could not hear! But now God has given him a hearing ear so that now he can with delight hear the sweet music of the promises on the one hand; and with a holy trembling listen to the voice of divine threatenings on the other hand.
He can tell you that once he was so dumb — that he could not have spoken a good word for God, His ways, His people, nor for any of His concernments. Oh! but now his tongue is as the pen of a ready writer. Now he can contend for the faith, and speak for saints.
He can tell you that once he was so lame — that he was not able to move one-foot heaven-wards, nor Christ-wards. But now his feet delight, not only to go — but to run in all the ways of God’s commands!
Yes, he can tell you that once he was so dead — as to all his soul-concerns. But now he is alive, and the life that he leads in the flesh, is by faith in the Son of God, who has loved him and given Himself for him, Gal. 2:20.
That the tide of sin, which before did run so strong — should be so easily turned; that the sinner who, a little before was sailing hell-ward, and lacked neither wind nor tide to carry him there — should now suddenly alter his course, and tack about for heaven — what a miracle is this!
To see an earthly man become heavenly, a carnal man become spiritual, a loose man become precise, a proud man becomes humble, a covetous man become liberal, and a harsh man become meek, is to behold the greatest of miracles!