Sermon by Kenny Foster, Senior Pastor, from 1 Samuel 16:1-13 & John 9:1-41.
During the season of Lent, as we are following Jesus to the cross, we are confronted with the effects of sin in the lives of people. This story of the man born blind shows us that we don’t often know how to make sense of the brokenness that we see. Questions come like, “what happened in the life of a family that they are homeless?” Or, “what did that man do that he ended up where he is?” “What did I do that this tragedy came upon me?” When these thoughts come, we are looking to make sense of these saddening events. We want a nice tidy explanation that fits our view of the world. But the works of God have to be displayed! And they don’t always make sense, and they are upsetting to some and yet they bring about a God glorifying and worshipful end. The question the gospel of Jesus Christ presents to us is, “Will you be satisfied with the works of God being displayed?”