30 Lessons Drawn from the Miracles of Jesus – #8

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Every bad condition is an opportunity for God to reveal His power. (John 9:1-11; Matthew 15:31)

two-women-bowing-heads-in-prayer
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

One of the 30 lessons drawn from the miracles of Jesus is that God can use any condition in your life to reveal His power. The passages above tell the story of Jesus’ encounter with a man that was born blind. Everybody that knew the man believed he (in his previous life, as per the concept of reincarnation) or his parents must have done something terribly wrong to deserve being in such horrible situation. Jesus had to seize this opportunity to correct that mindset.

In society today, a lot of people hold the similar unpopular superstition as above – that everything we suffer is as a result of the sin we commit. In the story above, Jesus Himself debunks such assertion. His disciples had asked whether it was because the man in question or his parents had sinned, which resulted in him being born blind. Jesus, contrary to the popularly held belief, answered, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do (MSG).” In other words, Jesus was saying, “Look to the brighter side of things.”

There are some people, the man included, who God can reach only through the healing of such a hopeless condition as someone that is born blind. Remember, God does not cause sickness. However, even from the worst situation, God can somehow show forth His glory. His ways are mysterious, and we could never have it all figured out. But, if we could, He wouldn’t be God then, would He?

Do you hear God speaking to you today through this lesson? Please, leave a comment or question; your comment/question might be a blessing to someone. You could also contact us through our contact page.

Go to the miracle lessons page for the other miracle lessons.

Website | + posts

I was around 5 when, I am strongly convinced, I first heard the distinct voice of God. But, not until I was 11 (2002) did I have a personal encounter with Him. I was in my room that night, about to pray before bed, when I saw a revelation of how filthy my heart was. I didn't argue with God that I was too young to have such amount of filth ('cause I believed I was a 'good boy,' by human standards, at least). I simply cried uncontrollably in brokenness of heart - "The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God" (Psalm 51:17) - and He didn't.

Still crying uncontrollably, I left my room and went to the living room, where my parents were watching the nightly news on TV. After I managed to tell them about the revelation I saw, my sweet mum took me to her room and led me to Christ. I got saved that night. And 6 years later, I discovered my purpose and assignment on earth, which is raising up men and women to be godly, and teaching them the simplicity of Christianity. More than a decade later, I am still fulfilling that purpose to His glory. Hallelujah!

Author: Somto Ufondu

I was around 5 when, I am strongly convinced, I first heard the distinct voice of God. But, not until I was 11 (2002) did I have a personal encounter with Him. I was in my room that night, about to pray before bed, when I saw a revelation of how filthy my heart was. I didn't argue with God that I was too young to have such amount of filth ('cause I believed I was a 'good boy,' by human standards, at least). I simply cried uncontrollably in brokenness of heart - "The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God" (Psalm 51:17) - and He didn't.

Still crying uncontrollably, I left my room and went to the living room, where my parents were watching the nightly news on TV. After I managed to tell them about the revelation I saw, my sweet mum took me to her room and led me to Christ. I got saved that night. And 6 years later, I discovered my purpose and assignment on earth, which is raising up men and women to be godly, and teaching them the simplicity of Christianity. More than a decade later, I am still fulfilling that purpose to His glory. Hallelujah!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.