CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH
THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Saturday January 4, 2020
– World Braille Day
TOPIC: JESUS’ POWER OVER MISFORTUNE
Read John 9:7-12
And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
MEMORISE: Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him (John 9:3)
Today is World Braille Day. It is therefore not out of place to discuss something related to our visually impaired brethren. May the mighty hand of Lord cause a mighty rushing of the revival of sight restoration among such, in Jesus’ name.
The Jews, during the time of Jesus, had one particular general notion, that any infirmity or deformity that occurred in one’s life, must have been the result of evil things, such a person, or his parents did in the past. Also, the disciples were still living with this wrong notion. That is why they asked the Master: Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? (v. 2). This wrong notion has been the order of the day in our own time.
The answer Jesus gave His disciples serves as an eye opener to us today, telling us that not every misfortune or bad luck is a direct outcome of sin that one committed. Can you remember the judgment you have passed on people based on what they are passing through? You better ask for forgiveness.
This man was born blind, not because of his sin or the sins of his parents, but because God allowed him to be born that way. Why did God allow it? (v. 3; cf. Psa. 11:3). The simple reason he was born that way was to reveal the works of God in his life. This is exactly what the Lord Jesus did that very day (vv. 6-7). The Lord revealed His power over misfortune in the life of this man.
If you are a type of person who finds his/her life in a bad or unlucky condition, you don’t need to blame God for your situation. All what you need do is to put your trust in Him for positive turn around. If this man who had never seen light, or anything in life, since he was born could have a new story, your own is not too late, and it is not too hard for God to do something new in your life (cf. Rom. 8:28). Your mockery will turn to celebration, in Jesus’ name.
1. Lord, You have power over misfortune; get rid of all bad situations in my life, in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, do something about my long time helpless situations, in the name of Jesus.
3. Pray for our visually impaired brethren, that the mighty hand of God would cause the revival of sight restoration among them, in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Genesis 8-10 ; Matthew 4
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE