151. “this happened that the work of God might be displayed in his life” (John 9:3).
Jesus answers the “why” question with an appeal to greater purpose. The disciples assumed this man’s blindness was a punishment for sin, but Jesus shows that the same man’s journey has unfolded for a much greater purpose. He lives to show what God can do. Is this not why each of us live? Doesn’t God want to demonstrate His glory in what He makes of what we are? So it makes sense that He would design us as we are for that larger, more amazing purpose. None of us have been equipped with all talents, all benefits, or all abundance. We stand in a weakened place in some area of our lives, awaiting the arrival of the Son of God to make us more than people can now see.