October 28, 2019


John 9:1-3
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

Jesus was leaving a gathering where He was almost stoned. As He and His disciples were walking they passed a blind man. Their question was, “why is he blind?” Did his parents sin badly, and that’s why he’s blind? Jesus answers and said it’s not because someone sinned, he’s blind, but that God may get the glory.
People say a loving God wouldn’t allow suffering. However, Jesus said God allows suffering so that God can get glory. How is that possible? Brother Joe often told a story of a child looking up at a cross stich as his mother was sowing. It made no sense. Strings were going all over. But it wasn’t till the child looked from the top he saw the beautiful pattern. Our suffering and deficiencies are all part of Gods’ pattern.

We may not all be blind, but we all have deficiencies. We all have struggles. Often we try to hide our problems so no one can see them. Paul said, “for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Jesus wants to use our weakness so that He gets glory. My challenge for you today is simple. Will you turn over your weaknesses, shortcomings or trials to Christ, and allow Him to get glory?

Jacob Jarriel