Tag Archives: shine


As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents,that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.--John 9:1-3

Miracles can happen when we take God at His Word.  If I’m alert and watchful, I notice the subtle and not-so-subtle signs of His work all around me. You can read about my “God watching” experiences in Sometimes He Whispers, Sometimes He Roars:  Learning to Hear the Voice of God

The miracle story in John’s Gospel of the man born blind falls in the “not-so-subtle” category.  “Who sinned,” the disciples asked Jesus, “this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  I understand their question. When we suffer and answers to prayer are slow in coming, it’s tempting to feel like our pain is a payback for some unknown sin.  I’m watching people I love face difficult and stubborn trials.  I’ve agonized in prayer, but for whatever reason, the answers just haven’t come…yet.

Continue reading