Healing the Man Born Blind
1As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
I could not get past this statement. “Who sinned?” How many people still see things this way? I went through some things a couple of years ago that devastated me, and thinking of Godly counsel, and needing some…I recieved a similar question. “Darla, do you have any unconfessed sin in your life?” WHAT!! I am not saying that sin does not cause trouble of its own. In that particular instance I was walking closely with the Lord, and very confused as to what was happening in my life and why. I turned to the Word, and here is some of the things I found.
Isaiah 46:8-11…(ADV)(applied Darla version) God does what He pleases, and HIS plans will be carried out.
Jeremiah 1:5…(ADV) God knew me before HE formed me and placed me in the womb.
Job 38 and following…(ADV) who are you to question the plan of God, and who are you to decide what HE will use for HIS glory…
Gensis 50:20 ..You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to be accomplished, what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
What I should have been told was “girl you are set up to see HIS Glory”! And HIS Glory I saw! HE took the broken pieces and rebuilt them into something more beautiful and much stronger than ever before…for a reason like today…for HIS Glory!
There is much in this chapter to look at, the leaders who refuse to acknowlege the first time that a blind man has been healed, who was born blind. His parents who were more concerned with being kicked out of the church than to speak up for their son. Instead, “let him speak for himself, he is of age”.
Jesus displaying HIS deity again, and no one was getting it. no rejoicing..no bowing before HIM, they missed it…they missed HIS Glory.
I do not want to be blind, I want to see HIS glory. I learned to beg for it, when I don’t understand, and when life looks like its useless…Show me Your Glory! HE has not promised us perfect health, or perfect anything..HE promised not to leave us, and HE promises to have a plan, and all for HIS glory. Are you blind? or can you see? Its not about us, its all about HIM!
(today Carl is also up with his post on this chapter, and the rest of the group will follow each day this week, make sure to visit them and collect insights..good stuff! everyone is on my sidebar, under Carl’s bloggin Bible Study. If you want to jump in just let Carl know.)