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 “The Works of God” 
 “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
[while we have opportunity];
night is coming, when no one can work.”
 
He was born blind! (John 9:3-4) Please read the passage.

It is natural
for human beings to think in categories, and so if God is good and bad things happen, there must be a just reason...
So the disciples looked for a reason within the framework of their experience of life, as most of us would do...
 
 
The Lord Jesus had a very very different perspective.
 
The
incident with this man born blind is recorded for more than to show the miracles that were done by Jesus during His three-and-a-half-years of ministry to Israel. It is to help us share His perspective on life, the way He saw things.
 
 
The term "works of God" means more than simply something 'supernatural'. It refers to what God Himself would have done in our place in a particular situation!
 
Remember
Christ's favourite way of referring to Himself was with the Semitic idiom "son of man", which has nothing at all to do with being the Jewish Messiah (that title is "son of God"). It simply meant 'human' and nothing more, and Jesus was showing His disciples what it meant to be' human' as God had originally intended in the creation of humanity "in His image" – to represent Him.
There
is nothing religious in these "works of God"!
'Religious' is a human category invented to distinguish certain behaviour from other fields of activity. As Creator – there is no field of human experience and activity that is segregated from God; from His presence; from His concern. Everything is His concern, and therefore His attitude needs to be portrayed by His disciples in all spheres of life, regardless!
The
compassion shown by Jesus toward this particular man born blind expressed God's attitude and was therefore a vehicle for God, the Holy Spirit, to step into that particular situation and do what the wisdom of God chose to be done at that time and place! And this sequence is a pattern for us!
But
Jesus did not work by formulas! He worked according to God's nature as a true reflection of God's attitude in all things and so set the example for all of us to follow...
God awaits our availability now – to care as He cares – so that He may use us – to do the Works of God..!
 
This is not a religious issue. It demonstrates the responsibility of simply being human as the ambassador of God's attitude in all things – by which the individual can then be trusted to be a channel of God's power and wisdom in all with which life challenges us.
 
Hence love is the core of all true ministry as 1 Corinthians 12 to 14 eloquently explains, for God is love!
AND  NOTHING  LESS!

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