HEALING OF THE BLIND MAN

John 9:4,5 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind. Doesn’t that sound familiar. If something bad happens it surely must be your fault. That is exactly what Job’s friends had said to Job. All these bad things happening in your life Job, something must be wrong. If you listen carefully to what Jesus said that is not always the case. Sometimes sin is the direct cause of a sickness or problem, BUT NOT ALWAYS. In this case Jesus said this man was born blind so that the Glory of God could be clearly seen through his healing. Jesus healed this man simply to display the power of His love and the greatness of His mercy and grace. Maybe you are facing some real problems. Rather than suffocating under condemnation and guilt look to God. Maybe you too are a candidate for the Lord to show His glory. Here is how Matthew Henry describes this miracle.
“The sinfulness of the whole race of mankind does indeed justify God in all the miseries of human life; so that those who have the least share of them must say that God is kind, and those who have the largest share must not say that he is unjust; but many are made much more miserable than others in this life who are not at all more sinful. Not but that this man was a sinner, and his parents sinners, but is was not any uncommon guilt that God had an eye to in inflicting this upon him. Note, We must take heed of judging any to be great sinners merely because they are great sufferers, lest we be found, not only persecuting those whom God has smitten, but accusing those whom he has justified, and condemning those for whom Christ died, which is daring and dangerous. That they are sometimes intended purely for the glory of God, and the manifesting of his works.”
So maybe, just maybe your suffering is about to come to an end. Is it possible that God has a plan and your problem is just another way for the Lord to show His kindness and His power in your life? Just like the blind man, His blindness gave way to the Light of the World.

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