His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that
God’s works might be revealed in him.”
This is the answer to the question: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Non Christians ask me this question a lot. Either they are really troubled by it, or they think it is
the proof for their lack of belief. I have seen very bad things happen to very good people, but I have faith that there is a reason. I am sometimes self-indulgent and believe that bad
things have happened to me also. As I look at those bad things retrospectively, they don’t seem so bad now, because I see so many wonderful fruits of those situations. I’ve had it
relatively easy, so it is easy for me to say, but I am willing to bet that, if enough perspective is applied, most people can agree with me.
LORD, ALLOW ME THE PERSPECTIVE TO SEE BEYOND MY CURRENT TROUBLES AND TO SEE HOW YOUR WORKS MIGHT BE REVEALED IN ME. AMEN.
– Shared by Beau Franke