Jesus rocks the boat (Part 4)
“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. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” – John 9:2-5
The “bad times” you experience in life are NOT because of sin! Each moment is given to you and they are ALL good because each one is allowed by God well in advance for you!
I have heard so much hog wash about this subject over the years that I could open up a store just selling bacon! Yes God is The Judge but as Jesus clearly states here and in many other places, “rain falls on the just and the unjust!”
Why does the rain fall? That in my humble experience is about spiritual growth – IF – a being is in sync with and listening to God! Also just from my humble experience most people listen for God in the punishment zone NOT in the Love zone!
What if part of God Is Love means that God is actually trying to create a more Loving and caring heart in you instead of trying to get you to be anal about following a rule book – have you ever thought about it that way?
If we change our focus to “God Is Love” – how does that change our world, the world and the lives of those we come in contact with each and every day?
Consider if you will the tried and true passage of John 3:16 – God sent His only Son to die a wicked and horrible death so that His enemies (that’s me and you before Christ) could spend eternity starting now at Peace with God!
Do you think the same God who did that would allow you some discomfort if He knew from it you could Love just one more person even a little as much as He does?