And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Teacher, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Al pasar Jesús, vio a un hombre ciego de nacimiento. Y sus discípulos le preguntaron, diciendo: Rabí, ¿quién pecó, éste o sus padres, para que naciera ciego? Jesús respondió: Ni éste pecó, ni sus padres; sino que está ciego para que las obras de Dios se manifiesten en él. Nosotros debemos hacer las obras del que me envió mientras es de día; la noche viene cuando nadie puede trabajar. Mientras estoy en el mundo, yo soy la luz del mundo.
I have heard different teachings saying that because of infirmities, diseases or even natural disasters that the people that had harm had sinned or done wrong. Jesus teaches us something different right here; these things may happen just to manifest God and to have others lose their unbelief when they see God’s mighty power. When someone is able to worship God even though they have a life threatening disease or just lost their home and possessions others see it and God is magnified. I remember when an earthquake ravaged Haiti and there were some who said that God did it to them because of evilness. Wow, I wonder how those who said such things can have the gall to speak for God? I have watched many people turn their hearts and lives to Jesus because of disasters such as that one. We all need to think before we speak; we all need to pray before we speak. I have spoke out of line before and later on the guilt hits. Father, please forgive those of us who have used our tongues before our brains. Let Your will be done and let Jesus’ Light shine in this world. Please; in Jesus’ name I ask. Amen.