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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 works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works 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.”

After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” Some claimed that he was.

Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”

But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”

“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.

He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”

“Where is this man?” they asked him.

“I don’t know,” he said.

Does Christ use everything for good for those who love Him?

Yes, according to Romans 8:28-20.

Given choice, would this man have come into the world blind?

I would like to offer a few thoughts for consideration while being very careful not to equate or suggest blindness is the same as the brokenness of same-sex attraction.

Homosexual practice is a sin and blindness is not.

Jesus does not ‘explain’ the cause of the man’s blindness, but rather focuses on the purpose. He sees in the blind man an opportunity to display the works of God.

Personally-speaking, in so many respects here is the pivotal mark of where, I believe, we have arrived in trying to ascertain and understand the many, many complexities of homosexuality.

it just seems to me it is not so much…

“Why do I suffer or struggle with this brokenness” but “Will I be true and obedient to God when I do not fully understand the reason for this brokenness?”

It is a fact that none of us get to choose that which tempts us or that which may habitually plague us. However, we each have a responsibility and a choice about what to do with our form of brokenness and whether or not we seek healing and transformation through Christ Jesus.

When you and I see a broken person (it does not matter what form of brokenness), do we see the person or just a problem?

If we truly see the person, would that not mean offering and providing whatever assistance necessary?

I pose the question because no one seems to be focusing upon or rejoicing in the undeniable fact the formerly blind man can now see.

Is this a lesson for each of us regarding spiritual blindness?

Pastor Phillip Lee
Executive Director
His Way Out Ministries

His Way Out has been faithfully ministering to men and women seeking a way out of sexually broken lifestyles since 1994. We could not do it without the support of Christians like you. Every dollar that you give to His Way Out Ministries helps to further this vital ministry. Won’t you take a minute to prayerfully consider a monthly donation to His Way Out? Please consider making a one-time donation or set up a secure monthly PayPal contribution on our donation page at https://www.hiswayout.com/donate/. Thank you, Pastor Phillip Lee

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