Sunday, August 24, 2014

John 9:3 and The Purpose of Human Imperfection

"Jesus answered, 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.'" 
~ John 9:3 NRSV

Each of us is born and created a certain, special way by God (Psalm 139:13). Although we all have faults and shortcomings, we have a divinely-infused purpose. And this blind man, who was seen as either a sinner or born of sinners because of his blindness, was created to glorify and serve God. 

In an interesting and sometimes hard-to-see way, our weaknesses were woven into our being in order to draw us or others closer to God. This blind man was healed so that others could witness the grace and power of Jesus and be drawn to Him. But like the accusing Pharisees, those who reject the will of God are scattered in their sin and blinded by their egos. All things in this world, seen through the eyes of faith and humility, lead to God's glory in Christ.