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. – John 9:1-3
Jesus was in full-on ministry mode. He approached the blind man and used his sight to prove that God is not about punishment or bullying, instead God can use any situation for His glory. This man’s infirmity was viewed as a punishment for some kind of sin, but what Jesus tells us, is that it is a tool to be used for God’s glory.
First and foremost, we have to remember that God did not break the world, we/I did. Because the world is broken in sin, bad things happen to “good” people. Some are born blind, some get cancer and some die in natural disasters. God did not cause this, man did. It was man’s free will to sin against God that is to blame here.
However, in this sinful world, God can use anything for His glory. I think to some of those natural disasters or terror attacks and how whole communities come together in prayer and in compassion for one another. Those moments after a tragedy when we see people acting like they ought to act all the time. God can use all things to His glory.
What about our own infirmities? We can use those to glorify God as well. This man who was born blind now has an awesome story to tell others to bring them to Christ. What we see that we think holds us back can be our greatest weapon for winning souls to Christ.
Pray for your weaknesses today and let them be used for God’s glory. Let your blindness become sight to the Lord and glorify Him. People are going to think your crazy, but that just allows them to ask and allows you to share the Gospel of God and perhaps win another soul to Christ. You don’t have infirmities or weaknesses, you have weapons to deploy in our spiritual battle for souls.
God Give You Strength,