“‘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 9:3 NLT
This is a chapter where a Jesus healed a man that was blind since he was born. At that time, people believed that if you were born with a illness, he or his parents had sinned and the illness was a consequence of the sin.
But Jesus brings a new perspective. He said that the blindness of that man happened so God’s power could be seen in him.
Sometimes we are ill or even some has an incurable disease. We don’t know if it is God’s will for us to be healed. Some would say “you need to fix your life to be healed” or “you need to pray and fast more”… but those aren’t the correct answer.
In my point of view, I always ask this question: “what would glorify God more: to be healed or to live with this illness and show the joy that Jesus brings to me now and the hope I have in the eternal life?”
Of course, the answer is very personal, and not always our desires are God’s will.
The power of God isn’t shown only through healing but in how we live our lives having Jesus the hope of our future.
How can I show the power of God, even when I am sick?
What would bring more glory to God’s name: to be healed or to show how to live a life having Jesus as my hope?
Father, thank you for your power that is shown through our lives. Thank you that you are a God that heals according to your purpose. Help us to live our lives to the fullest. Help us to find your joy even when we are going through tough times. In Jesus’ name, I pray.