John 9:1-3 ” As He went along, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.’ “

Most Jews of that day were very familiar with an old Proverb that essentially said, “The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” In the Book of Job he restated the Proverb this way, “God stores up a man’s punishment for his sons…” It was assumed then that every temporal misfortune was God’s punishment for a specific sin…and in the case here, his blindness was caused by either the sins of the parents or the blind man himself. And so this is why the disciples saw the man’s blindness had only two possibilities of why it happened…but Jesus offered to them an astonishing third option they had never thought of. It was instead, the divinely ordained spectacular miracle of sight for this man, and for everyone watching, the visible manifestation of God’s glory through the healing hands of Christ.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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