His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. John 9:2-3
Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? Psalm 15:1
You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence. Psalm 16:11
Whose is responsible for the way people are?
Jesus cited a blind man’s condition as a canvas for the display of God’s glory. Jesus painted new vision into a sightless life with muddy fingers.
Jesus’ blood opened my eyes. Now I observe God’s glory in the beauty of nature. The colors of the rainbow remind me of God’s covenants. I appreciate God’s workmanship in strangers I meet. Why can’t I see Him in challenging individuals in my life?
Am I too afraid to speak a truth that could
- make known the path of life
- bring joy in God’s presence
- transform difficult into delightful
- establish a righteous heart
- guarantee a secure inheritance
- offer an unshakeable refuge
Apart from God, I can do nothing. Jesus’ sacrifice is what makes my walk blameless. What can I expect of someone who doesn’t even know Him? Don’t the lost deserve a chance to see God triumph in their lives?
Lord, I have a choice. I can either remain annoyed by those who don’t know any better or I can offer a choice for change. Help me to articulate clearly the bad news=death and the good news=eternal life through Jesus Christ. In Jesus Name I pray.