Hey! Good evening once again. Well I know I had wished you an amazing weekend already, but something just crossed my mind. This is what did.
John 9:2 onwards: As Jesus was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned,this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened that the works of God would be displayed in him.…
How many times have we blamed either ourselves or our parents for the situations we are in because it seems endless? For this man it was blindness. Modern situations would include things like addiction to sex, addiction to drugs, being a failure in school, not getting a life partner, having financial difficulties, being in and out of hospital for different illnesses, name them….
This scripture has caused me to see everything in my life from a more different but positive perspective. No one has it easy. We’ve all got our different struggles in life and are called to face them with utmost patience and faith. I believe initially we’d be excused for blaming ourselves a lot for all the misfortunes and catastrophes that befell us, but since we are now Christians who believe in the death and resurrection of Our Lord in that through His dying and rising, all chains have been broken.
There’s a promise the Lord NEVER made though. There’s not at any one point while reading scripture I have come across a scripture that says, “Now that you know me and choose to follow me, it is going to be forever easy.” In fact the one I’m very much conversant with (not sure of the exact scripture) is, “If you follow Me, you must be willing to suffer for my Name’s sake.”
The fact that it is a lot and very painful, is what has caused us to live a life of blame. Either we blame self, our families or even our friends and other people we love. Know this my friend, Every chain was broken and we were set free when the curtain split in two, Christ in groans of pain forgave they that did all they did to Him, which is US, and He breathed His last but most importantly HE ROSE and is very much alive today!
So today, Jesus Himself is saying, it is not your fault that you’re suffering. Neither is it your parents’ or anyone that’s in your mind now as you read this is the cause of your misfortune. The Lord is allowing it for a reason. He is waiting for the opportune time. Do not be conformed so much into this world as to fail to see the truth of the matter.
Opportune: This is what Our Lord and Master is waiting for. The appropriate time to manifest His glory into your situation. His response to the twelve was, ………. “But so God’s glory would be seen in and through Him.”
We that suffer or go through misfortunes are called to be silent in it but loud in believing it is for a cause and reason. And the reason is that it is all for God’s glory. When we lament and blame, we block the work of God in our lives which is a manifestation of His glory. I pray this evening that we will claim this verse in our lives, and we sure will experience His power that’s forever moving.
Jesus, My Savior, King and Master I adore You. Thank You for the Holy Spirit who’s inspired me to share this before the day closes. I believe because of You, we will appreciate our sufferings as You did, that brought salvation to the entire human race and God’s glory was made manifest. You’re now enthroned with Him in heaven. Give us the patience as of the blind man. Help us believe You’re waiting for the opportune time and soon You’ll turn things around for our good, because You’re intentional and You’re love. How I love and thank You Jesus, Amen.
From my heart to yours. 🙂