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I Once Was Blind (1 of 7)
Series: The Power Of The Gospel
Introduction scripture passage: John 9:1-41
Observations from this story:
John 9:1-3 Isn't it amazing how this same question rings true in the minds of many people today. Why is there suffering in the world? What kind of sin did he commit that got him into this situation?
Abby posted something on twitter yesterday that said ''God answers prayer.'' And this guy that Abby didn't even know posts a tweet back that said, ''All the hungry children in Africa are praying too, but they are dying from malnutrition. Abby said, ''Dad how do we answer these types of questions?'' We can debate all day long, but the bottom line is that we live in a fallen world because of the ''fall of man.'' Until Jesus returns to establish His Kingdom on earth, the earth is subject to the results of the fall of man. Things go wrong, accidents happen, people break the law, and as a result, there are crimes, addictions, poverty, infirmities, and disease. There are physical health problems, there are diseases, and pandemics, and epidemics. BUT IT IS NO ONE PERSON'S FAULT. Yes, we could tie it down to the TWO in the garden in Genesis 3, but the message is one of God's Grace.
Jesus said, this blindness that has been in this poor man from birth is there because I want to show the world the POWER OF GOD. Jesus came to rescue us from the mess that we are in. It doesn't mean that everything will become peachy for us. It means that in our weakness the power of Christ is manifested in us.
The Apostle Paul put it this way in 2 Corinthians 12, ''7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, ''My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in we ...
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