Day 69

Read John 9:1:41.

Devotion by: Mike Sternett
Good Confession

"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" (John 1:3).

I always wondered why some people are born with an affliction and some not. Why are some people struck with debilitating disease, and some not? And then I read this verse and find that this one man was born blind so God could be seen in him. One of the main reasons I lived a life without Jesus for so long was because I couldn’t see how could He let things like this happen.

I don't think God has given us answers to all these questions, but He did promise if we believed in Him we would be with Him and have a body free of all defects. What an amazing promise.

As I look back at the people in my life who had the greatest impact on my accepting Jesus as my savior, each of them had terrible physical and emotional afflictions. Addiction, terminal disease and a crippling injury due to an automobile accident. What each of them also had, along with the blind man, was an attitude that did not dwell on the “why me,” but instead exhibited an amazing faith. They asked for the strength to handle the trial and turned their life into an example of the power of God.

One of the greatest miracles of all is looking into the face of someone who is assured of their heavenly reward. Each of us has an opportunity to be an example of Christ's power. We need to exhibit our faith and let everyone see the power of God in our lives.

Jessica Spivey