Today’s Scripture Reading: Luke 12:35-13:21, John 9:1-41
Last night I sat and listened to a friend share her testimony. She’s a beautiful, smart, feisty, forty-year-old who’s battled Multiple Sclerosis since she was thirty-three. She lights up the room with her smile and never has an unkind word to say.
As I drove home, I found myself asking…
It’s a question I’ve asked before.
My sweet granddaughter, who’s five years old has Cystic Fibrosis. When we were first introduced to this genetic disorder I said, “Absolutely not!” “God, I know you will come to our rescue. This is from the evil one. I know you will protect us from this life-altering disease.”
When the diagnosis was confirmed, I cried out to God.
I asked why.
The older I get, the less I know. There’s so much about walking out my life being “in this world and not of it” (John 15:18-21) that I don’t understand.
God’s word helps me make sense of these “whys.”
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 parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world.” –John 9:1-5
I can tell you that I see the power of God in the life of my friend and my granddaughter. God is and will continue to do amazing things to bring attention and glory to His Kingdom as they thrive in the midst of overwhelming difficulties.
Friends, we are on this earth to do two things:
- Know Jesus
- Cause others to know Him
The party’s not here, it’s in heaven.
Lord, I want people to see You in and through my life. Whether I’m having a great day or walking through the fires of life, let my life point others to You.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: John 10:1-42, Luke 13:22-14:24