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It has to be somebody’s fault. When things go bad in the world, we always look to determine whose fault it was or who caused it. It is not above me, when I have had a bad thing happen, to ask God what I did to deserve it.  The truth is, there is a plan that God executes that affects each of our lives.  That plan touches us each and every day and often the things that happen are simply part of the plan and have nothing to do with our personal choices.

Make no mistake, when we make bad choices, there are usually consequences.  Some are devastating, some are not. But, things happen to us that we have no control over.  When they do, it is not important to affix a blame.  It is so much more important to respond in faith and trust God to protect, provide and prepare you for the circumstance.

While the disciples were trying to figure out who made the man blind, Jesus was healing him.  He was simply executing the plan laid out.  As we walk with the Lord, we need simply to dwell on the plan and not on the reason things happen.  We are responsible for our actions, but, for those many things out of our control, we need simply to trust and follow God’s plan.

God Bless You

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 works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.