By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: Define it.
Text: John 9:1-12
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Intentionality is God’s speciality. He knows everything before they do happen. He intentionally brings them our way to see what we will make of such situations.
Let me give an illustration so we can get the series in concept. In our opening passage, Jesus, as He walked by with His disciples, saw a man who was blind from birth. The disciples wanted to make Jesus define the situation by shifting the man’s predicament to either his father or mother. To the disciples, one of them was a necessity when defining the man’s situation. But Jesus could not agree with them. He defined the situation as an opportunity to display the might of God. After his healing, people kept identifying him by his situation, not by whose son he was or his real name.
The choice to make a particular meaning to whatever situation that you find yourself is yours. You can define the situation by shifting the blame on other people, or rather see it as an opportunity to reveal the glory of God. And note this, your definition of the situation determines how you are going to solve it.
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