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Sunday, March 30, 2008

John Chapter 9

In John chapter nine there is a story about a blind man healed by Jesus. When the people ask Jesus why he was born blind, they already have their own suspicions. In Bible days you were usually afflicted with some mality due to sins of your parents or yourself. In the Old Testament there are multiple reasons God would "close your womb" even! But Jesus says this man was not blind because of anyone's sin. He said it was so the glory of God could be seen in his life.
Right now I am going through roller coaster emotions. Lots of "what ifs" and "why mes" The problem is, there is no way to know the answer to any of those questions. I have to accept that. But it doesn't stop me from searching for answers. For now, that answer DOES bring me some comfort. God may be allowing these problems so that "the GLORY of God may be seen in my life." Maybe!
I shared this with my friend who is also having fertility problems and her response was this: "That was what I needed to hear. But is it bad I wish Jesus would spit on some mud and rub it on my ovaries so I could ovulate and get pregnant?" See...we still have a sense of humor!
Thanks for your prayers, notes and calls. Everyone of them seems to come right when I need some encouragement...so keep 'em comin!


Elisa said...

Rach, I do see the glory of God in your life, especially in your turning to him during this painful time. Hang in there, and keep us posted on what is going on with you.

Noel and Celeste said...

Yes, God's Glory can be seen most in times of struggle. In what we put our hope and trust in... where we are connected through faith. And most of all how we allow our language to reflect where that faith originates and where that hope and trust lie... with us and man, or with God. In those things God is truly glorified and people see something in us (especially in times of heartache) that they don't see in "the world".

As an aside: we saw your dad and brother yesterday night and had a great time! :)