For God’s Glory

Excerpt from John 9

True Blindness

1-2 Walking down the street, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked, “Rabbi, who sinned: this man or his parents, causing him to be born blind?”

3-5 Jesus said, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do. We need to be energetically at work for the One who sent me here, working while the sun shines. When night falls, the workday is over. For as long as I am in the world, there is plenty of light. I am the world’s Light.”

I love this video. So often people can look at people with disabilities or handicaps and be filled with pity. The good thing though is God does not look at these people with pity. God can do anything through anyone and they are not at a disadvantage. If anything God’s light dwells even more so in these people not because He favors them but because it is in what people see as “lacking” that God’s glory can shine even more unexpectedly. This artist knows who He is. He knows his art and ability comes from God. Just because man sees him as a person with cerebral palsy doesn’t mean God sees Him that way. He is a child of the Most High and has been gifted. Just as God creates art in the sky, in nature, or in His creation, Paul creates art through his typewriter. God has not punished Paul with a disability. God does not work that way. God creates beauty out of everything.

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