by Rev Joel Yong
As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who had been born blind. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, why was this man born blind? Did he or his parents sin?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned. Instead, he was born blind so that God could show what he can do for him.
The disciples’ question revealed a seemingly karmic understanding of the imperfections of life.
They thought that the man was being punished and that is why he was born blind- presuming it was due to his parents’ sin.
Jesus’ reply- showed a different perspective.
Rather than consider the finality of the suffering or imperfections we possess in life, we ought to consider the possibilities of our situation.
That God might be glorified.
That God might show us what He can do for us.
In that failed marriage.
In that dismal health report.
In a downward-spiraling career.
In the case of a prodigal child.
Consider what God can do.