Lenten Devotion: Whose fault?

Image result for John 9:1-7Read John 9:1-7

The question that Jesus’ disciples asked showed their ideas about how God works in the world. For a man to have been born blind, someone had to have sinned. Either the man or his parents had to be responsible for his plight. Jesus, however, rejects their premise, stating that it is not nearly so simple as that. Instead, this man’s blindness is going to prove to be an opportunity for God’s power to be displayed.

How do you understand the relationship between particular sins and particular hardships?

What do you think about the statement that the man’s blindness served a purpose for God? Does that seem just?

Today you will either face your own struggles or those in another person. How will you be part of the the power of God working through Christ in these times?