Sunday, June 19, 2022
John 9:1-3 As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who was blind from birth. Jesus’ disciples asked, “Rabbi, who sinned so that he was born blind, this man or his parents?” Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents. This happened so that God’s mighty works might be displayed in him.”
Morning Prayer: God, I begin this day reflecting on Your goodness, on Your mighty works. So often I, like the disciples, want to point blame or find a reason for another’s failures or pain so that perhaps I might escape it. But that is not how You operate, Lord. There are countless heartaches here on this earth, but You promise that You will dry every tear. Jesus told us he came not to condemn, but to bring life. Your desire is that we may see Your power and love in everyone we encounter. May my heart be attuned to that calling today. May it be so.
Morning Focus: Reflect with honesty and ask if there is a place in your life where you have felt God has ‘punished’ you. Jesus invites you to reframe the narrative through the lens of love.
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