In John 9, after the Pharisees learned about the healing of the blind man they called for the man’s parents. The Pharisees had made it known that they didn’t like Jesus and that they would ostracize anybody who did (v. 22).
They had a simple choice: stand by their son and this amazing gift that had been given to him, and maybe suffer the consequences, or distance themselves from him to avoid being cast out of the synagogue.
They took the easy route. Why? Because of fear. It isn’t always easy to stand up for Christ or to stand by others when it’s the right thing to do. Even when it’s hard, our faith that God sees must carry us through. When it gets hard, where will you stand?