Several weeks ago, I posted “Inquisitive Children” as a response to the tornado destruction in my home state of Oklahoma. In that post, I referenced the question “why” and said that I hadn’t found the answer in the Bible. Today’s reading lead me to hope. Because, you see, I found where the disciples asked the specific question of “Why”… and Jesus answered. Here’s the passage.
“As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.'”
I knew it was there somewhere. I knew the answer lay within the pages of the Word. And I found it. And somehow, it’s reassuring to me. Even if I don’t want it to happen, I know that God has a plan, but I also know that He will use whatever it is “so that the work of God might be displayed in [my] life.”
And THAT, my friends, it powerful.
When I recently experienced my 2nd miscarriage, I was shattered. And then, later that day, I turned on KLOVE. (If you aren’t listening to this radio station, I would encourage you to just try it. It’s amazing the strength and encouragement that is gained just by listening to positive music.) When I turned on the radio that day, I heard this song by Laura Story, and my heart began to sing along. I’ll never understand in my head why His blessings come through raindrops, but my heart knows that He has a purpose, and that through those raindrops “the work of God [WILL] be displayed in [MY] life.”
Check out the song/video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CSVqHcdhXQ
And take heart, for HE has conquered the world.