Apr 4, 2007

Jesus' Miracles

"As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he 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. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man's eyes with the mud and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing."

When I read this passage this morning, it instantly took my thoughts to Ian, in his bed at the hospital. Along with the blind man in this story, it is not because Ian sinned that he is where he is now. I believe that it is so that "the works of God might be displayed in him." We have already seen so many works of God since Sept. 30: God's miracle in the ICU on the third day, Ian never needing surgery on his vertabrae or his knee, all of his organs and systems work perfectly, the list goes on and on. I believe that there are many more miracles to come. If the blind man came back from the pool seeing, then Ian is able to come home from the hospital walking.

Larissa

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Larissa,
Your words have to be music to the Father's ears as you recount His blessings!

Easter...a time for miracles!

Still praying!

Mary Ann K.

TimKurtz said...

Amen, Larissa! May the the works of God might be displayed in Ian! Thanks for this encouragement to continue to seek God's glory in this - TimK

Anonymous said...

My students often ask me how Ian is doing. Recently, I told them about Ian brushing his teeth and using the razor. They thought that was so cool! Today one of my students said "Hey, has anything exciting happened to your sister's boyfriend lately?" Only by God's power will I soon be able to tell them "Yes! He is walking and talking!"
Know that there are many at school thinking about and praying for Ian.

:) Lisa

Anonymous said...

Larissa - I too read that passage in my morning time with the Lord. I too believe that you (and many others) will continue to see God display His wonders in and through Ian and his recovery. Persevere in the power of the Spirit! I'm praying for Ian and all of you. -a sister in Christ in Ft. Myers, FL