Re:Verse reading–John 9:1-7, 13-41 (day three)

“This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.”

Yeah, it would be pretty great to witness a big blessing from God, wouldn’t it? And yet, have you really thought it through? What if the blessing came not to you, but to someone else? And what if that someone else was not a person you hold in high regard? And furthermore, what if that blessing didn’t square with your perspective of how God would act? One way to deal with all that is to find a different way to tell the story. That’s exactly what the Pharisees did. Maybe it would be a good idea to sift through the stories you tell yourself and others about God. Are you editing those stories in a way that molds God into a reflection of your own wishes?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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