Sunday, September 24, 2000
"Jesus answered, Neither hath this
man sinned, nor his parents: but that
the works of God should be made manifest
in him." (John 9:3)
The thing we desire the most . . . to
please our Heavely Father, to live a
life which stands out as being contrary to
the ways of the world. Just as
the moon has no light in and of itself, we
cannot truly "shine" without
reflecting the glory of the Lord in all we
say and do. We have no ability
to shine on our own . . . we only reflect
the light of the Sun!
The blind man was not responsible for his
situation because of any sin in
his life . . . his parents were not held
accountable, nor his grandparents,
etc. He was blind so that the Father could
be glorified in his life.
Ask yourself a question . . . why am I the
way I am? The answer is simple .
. . that the Lord might be glorified
through our lives!. God, the Creator,
in His omniscience, knew exactly what you
needed to be in order to complete
His plans for all of creation!
The next time you look in the mirror, be
sure to understand that God made
you to be who you are . . . praise Him
because you are "fearfully and
wonderfully made" . . . in the
likeness of His image . . . that He would be
glorified in you!
Father, my desire is that You would be
glorified in my life . . . that I
would become content in who you made me so
I could fulfill Your purposes in
my life. Lord, help me to appreciate my
uniqueness and to use every one of
my shortcomings to bring glory to You in
some way. Thank you, Lord, for
making me special . . . after Your image .
. . for Your glory! Amen!
Have a blessed day!