Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Who sinned?

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 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 work of God might be displayed in his life..."

Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. "Go", he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

John 9:1-3, 6-7

Born blind. Blamed. Accused. An outcast. Deemed as less than worthy. Ostracized.

This man, who had no control over his blindness, his parents who had no control over his blindness...they were all blamed for some hidden sin in their life that caused it. Even Job, his friends accused him of hidden sin somewhere in his life that caused all the calamities against him.

Who are we to judge others?

What if, these things that we deem horrible, the birth of a child with a disablility, the death of a loved one, the trials challenging us making us feel like everyone is throwing stones in our direction...what if, just what if...we can see these things through the eyes of Christ?

How would our perspective change?

Would we see that these things may be sent our direction so that His glory can be revealed, not only to us, but to the world?

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