“Teacher, his disciples asked him, Why was this man born blind? Was it a result of his own sins or those of his parents? “
“ It was not because of his sins or his parents, Jesus Answered. He was born blind so the power of God could be seen in him.” John 9:2-3
I read an article recently on Shine from Yahoo called Who’s to blame. The premise of the article was to determine who to blame for the tragic shooting that occurred in Newtown last week, taking the lives of twenty children and six adults. The article asked if the blame should reside on any of the following: Our gun laws? The lack of parental support? The media? Mental Illness? Violent video games or lack of religion in school?
When Jesus’ disciples saw a man who had been blind from birth, they wanted to know who was to blame – his own sins or those of his parents? But Jesus responded that none one was to blame for the man’s blindness. He was blind so the power of God could be seen through him.
It’s only human to ask who is to blame for the tragic events that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. But rather than focusing on who to blame for this tragedy, let us focus instead on the power of God that will display itself through the people of Newtown – a power that is able to comfort, heal, and restore the broken hearts of the people of Newtown and bring hope, love and joy to them once again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Newtown,