Today, at work, I looked at my desk calendar and it was still on the date 06/12, my oldest son’s birthday. I first think to myself, “I forgot to flip the calendar…again”! So after a few “God moments” this week, I realized this was no coincidence and I spent some time in the very scriptures on that calendar page tonight.
9 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.
I’ve always heard this scripture taught that healing may not be given if a person or person’s parents have “unconfessed sin.” Today, I really feel like God revealed something else to me about this. Yes, historically speaking it was the belief of the people back then that a person with a disability or ailment was due to sin or the sin of another person, but if a person can get over their self for just a second and look at the BIGGER picture…maybe just maybe there is a brighter side of the story. I have to stop thinking there is something else I can do to make God heal my son and make him speak and just know God is working in me and in him to His glory.
This is what I got out of my study time tonight. As simple as it sounds, to some it may be a revelation. I pray it encourages someone tonight: Micah, my son, my autistic son…is a work of God. He is a masterpiece. A precious jewel. Will he ever speak? That is up to God. I know that the day he does, God will be glorified. I’m doing my part in the natural and leaving the supernatural up to Him.