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 works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
We do not invite challenging times into our lives, but when they come, it gives us an opportunity to demonstrate faith and trust in the sovereign God. Each challenge provides a platform to display the glory of God.
Recently I spoke with a man who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He is active and fit now, but he said he is trying to find the “new normal” for his life. Then he told me that his main aim is to honor God and bring Him glory in this illness.
That’s what Jesus is saying in today’s passage. Challenging times are a platform to display the glory of God. We never invite tough times, but when they come, the work of God can be displayed in powerful ways. Are you in the midst of a difficult time? Use it as a platform to show the glory of God.
I pray, Father, for those in difficult circumstances. Give them your strength to stand strong. Help them honor You and display Your power in their lives. In Christ’s name. Amen.
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