The past three posts have been about predestination. There are more to be said, but I have to take a pause for this week. Not because I am averting the issue, but because there is another topic that I need to address for the benefit of the local church I am pastoring at the moment.
Last Sunday, in our study on the gospel according to John, Ps Sam covered chapter 9 – the story of the man born blind. It is a captivating story of how the healing is not just physical, but also spiritual. Not only were his physical eyes restored, his spiritual eyes are also opened to the reality that Jesus is not just a man, but He is the Son of Man worthy of his (and our) worship. There is one line, however, that is fascinating. When asked by His disciple about on whose account the man was born blind, Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.” Thus, ’tis a good time to pause and to reflect on the issue of ‘suffering.’