Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lent - Mar 14 - John 9:1-3

T o m   C o r b e l l

John 9:1-3

As he passed by, [Jesus]

saw a man blind from birth.

And his disciples asked him,

“Rabbi, who sinned,

this man or his parents,

that he was born blind?”

Jesus answered, “It was not

that this man sinned,

or his parents,

but that the works of God

might be displayed in him.


The Christian physician and writer Paul Brand was once asked, “Where is God when it hurts?” Dr. Brand responded, “God is in you, the one hurting, not in it, the thing that hurts.”


In the text from John 9, we meet the man who was blind from birth. Jesus hears of his plight and using mud, He anointed the man’s eyes. One moment he was blind. The next he could see. Jesus was deeply involved with the man who was hurting.


You would think that everyone would be elated. Not so with the religious leaders. They accuse Jesus of breaking the Sabbath and, by in large, hold contempt for Him.


Observation: There are two kinds of people in the world - ducks and eagles: The ducks are always quacking, always quarreling, always complaining, always blaming others for their plight, finding every reason in the book why things can’t and won’t work.


Then there are the eagles. The eagles soar above the crowd and go for it. Thank our Father God whose Son always took the eagle’s path!


Lord, help me to not complain or find fault. Help me to fly for Your glory. Amen.


Pastor Tom Corbell

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