As we journey together through Lent, Christians throughout Columbia will be sharing their own beautifully written personal meditations. Each will be accompanied by a corresponding scripture reading, and be linked to that passage in the Holy Bible. If you would like to join us on Columbia’s Lenten journey, please submit your personal meditation by email. Especially meaningful submissions will be printed. Let us continue our Lenten journey, day by day, to its glorious culmination on Easter Sunday.
Scripture reading: John 9:1-17
Throughout the course of our lives, I think we will experience events, circumstances and situations that we simply cannot understand how a loving God would allow to take place.
In today’s passage, Jesus gives us a glimpse into this reality when He and His disciples come across a man that has been blind from birth. His disciples asked, “Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus goes on to make mud with His saliva, rubs it on the man’s eyes and, after the man washes it off, he has sight.
I could, personally, drive myself crazy trying to make sense of certain situations that I don’t understand; but one area of scripture that always helps me comes from the book of Isaiah 55:8 where it says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.”
While we may not all witness direct miracles in response to our particular situations, such as giving sight to the blind, it brings solace to simply know that God is in control, and He is at work in our lives, no matter what the circumstances.
Columbia, South Carolina
You might also like to read:
- Bible Verse of the Day
- Daily Bible Guide
- Growing in Christ
- Bible Study Tools Online
- The Jesus Walk Bible Study Series
A discussion of today’s Lenten meditation is encouraged. If you would like to participate, please feel free to write a comment in the space below. There are many different outlooks and interpretations of scripture passages and, the more we share, the more we learn.
Sharon is a member of the Community Church of the Midlands that meets at Seven Oaks Community Center at 200 Leisure Lane in Columbia and is a frequent participant, with her husband Douglas, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral located at 1100 Sumter Street in Columbia.
If you enjoyed this article, you can find more at Sharon's Columbia Biblical Studies Examiner homepage.