Note: Errors occur from time to time in the daily Awaken the dawn posts, but the one in the second bullet point this morning merited a re-post. The correct version is below.
“As Jesus was walking along, He saw a man who had been blind from birth. ‘Rabbi,’ his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?’ ‘It was not because of his sins or his parent’s sins,’ Jesus answered. ‘This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.’” John 9:1-3
The disciples limited themselves and the possibilities of a limitless God in their question to Jesus. Their conclusion was there were only two possible reasons the man was born blind. Jesus, however, not only introduced a third option but also revealed it as the will of God, ‘This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.’”
Reflections for the morning:
- God is not limited to the natural, logical, or reasonable.
- God’s will does not always appear reasonable and comfortable. He knows the end from the beginning, and his will is perfect in every way. The end always justifies the means as it pertains to God’s will and plan.
- God’s plans and purposes do not always serve a theology of natural reason and personal comfort, but, in the end is always good and honors him.
I pray for wisdom to ask you the right questions Lord, so as not to attempt to limit you as to your will for me. Amen.