Whose Mess?

As He went along, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” (Jn. 9:1-5)

So that the work of God might be displayed in his life!

Jesus, in one sentence sums up how we should all see the mess that humanity finds itself wrestling with. We really have no time to accuse or refuse. Its the hinge pin to our hope for solutions… “whose mess is it?” No! Its an opportunity to see God display His Glory in a person’s life. And the greatest part is, we have been invited to watch and partner with Him.

Light in a Blind World!

Jesus is the carrier of Kingdom authority. He’s the Messiah, the Savior who brings sight to the blind. His healing presence conquers all the assumptions we usually use to package our brokenness. Yet blame is personal and invites all kinds of critics and experts. Its the way folks without knowledge of the Glory of God; Christians with no Light, create solutions for sickness and disease.

Jesus responds as a carrier of the Glory. Jesus shows no interest in blame, because He carried the Glory of God.

Where is the Church most of the time… perhaps there is a religious response. When the Church becomes rigid and judgmental, it is because the Glory has departed. When churches look for reasons not to help, the power and Presence of God seem dim and distant. Often there are the few wanting to help, but they don’t know how. They lack knowledge; not feelings, but knowledge of the Glory. Knowledge that could build a bridge for Glory to return.

Jesus said, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him and he with Me” (Rev. 3:20).

Jesus is speaking to believers, real Christian people who were “lukewarm”. Seeing His Glory begins with hearing His invitation. Our Merciful Healer, can be limited by our hunger level. His Presence can be confined to just outside the door. His power and compassion can be relegated to religious talk and yesterday’s experience. And when its over, we will have wondered who made the mess?

But, if we will hear His voice today and open the door? Well, the King of Glory shall come in! The Light of His countenance will fill the room and position us in the knowledge of the Glory of God once more. We will find ourselves in the midst of His Presence, seeing the way He sees and reaching for the things that satisfy His appetite.

We have this amazing hope… to dine with Him and He with us.

One Response to “Whose Mess?”

  • Leanne Dorn:

    I really needed to hear this message this morning. I am wrestling with a bitter root that needs to be cut off===again. I find some roots grow deep. I desire to see clearly and show His glory. Thank You for refreshing my memory of what I need to do now. Leanne

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