That the works of God should be revealed
Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 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.”
John 9: 1-5
Our house was broken into last week. We were stressed, upset and just mad from the intrusion into our private lives. Our home had been invaded. We kept looking around, asking if any of our neighbors saw anything, wondering if anyone else had been robbed.
Wondering if they were going to come back that same night or another night. My logic was that surely they had taken all our valuables, there was nothing left for them to take. They should go somewhere else.
I read John 9 and it partly echoed my initial reaction. Why me? Did I do something wrong? Why didn’t they go to someone else’s house? Why me? I don’t have much and the stuff stolen was pretty old, why me?
I absolutely loved Jesus’ response.
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him”
Amazing, right? That the works of God should be revealed. It comforted me and stilled my heart which was beating at an abnormally fast pace. It comforted me. I don’t know what God has in store for me, I don’t why my house was broken into, but I know and believe that God is still in control. He watched them as they broke into my house, He delayed my family from coming home so that we would not be hurt and He has a plan.
I watched and read news of worse things happening around the world and I prayed as I read and watched each story. I am sad that my house was broken into, sad that someone invited themselves into my house and sad that they took my things. But I am happy that God kept my family and I safe. I am happy that our eyes were opened to all the places that are potentially unsafe or prone to attack and that we have gotten an opportunity to fix them. I am happy for the opportunity to praise God one more day. I am happy that my family is safe.