March 23, 2015

John 9_11

John 9:1-17

The disciples remind me of us. They are always seeking answers that might help us answer the unanswerable. Many times we face circumstances that are difficult to understand. If our spirit is doubting or complaining, we might be more like ducks than eagles.

According to folklore, ducks are always quacking, always quarreling, always complaining, always blaming others for their plight, finding every reason in the book why things can’t and won’t work. Then there are the eagles. The eagles soar above the crowd and go for it.

Jesus never allowed other’s convoluted thoughts or solutions to determine His answers or actions. There are things we won’t have answers for in this life. That’s okay; God is in control. Listen to the advice of Moses. “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever.” Deut. 29:29

Prayer: Lord, help us to depend on your sovereignty. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell, Pastor of  Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.

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One Response to March 23, 2015

  1. Danny Ward says:

    The apostles had roots that ran deep. Like the Papharisees, they believed that many ailments were a result of sin in their lives or the parents. Christ, gave them the assurance it was not true. We once had a pastor come in from Indiana to Ohio to demonstrate that even today we can be healed. After a very long time with no back problems, my back knotted up until I had problems just getting up and walking. I was to run sound for this event. I came in late, hard morning getting my routine done. Went in and took my position. The pastor asked if there was anyone with a back problem, imagine that. I made my way from the balcony to the stage. He sat me down, had me raise my legs to see the offset of my legs, he prayed. My back realigned and became pain free. I was placed in that position to show God’s glory, as was this man in John 9.

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