We enjoyed a blessed Sunday of praise, as we welcomed Rev. Rhonda Britton from Cornwallis Street Baptist Church, Halifax Nova Scotia. We were priviledged to piggy-back from her Toronto Women’s conference speaking engagement. Having connected with our recent visit in Halifax, it was a well received ministry friendship. Pas. Rhonda delivered an on-point message “In The Blind”, to challenge our spiritual blindness in comparison to John’s account of Jesus healing the blind man (John 9). The question always looms regarding illnesses, “who sinned?”, but Jesus answers the theological debate on generational curse by declaring, “neither, but this blindness happened to bring healing-glory to God” (though the consequences to our actions remain). According to pastor, “it was a setup to cause and an upset”. Yes, Jesus came to upset the world’s order; the inequality of the social class and power, and to shed light on our darkened lives and world. Reading further on in John 9, we see that people and the elites were not happy with the healing, “cause Jesus shed light on blindness”. More than physical blindness, we were challenged with our spiritual blindness to combat a world that is functioning “In The Blind”; in it’s evil, selfish desires and implicit biases. Spiritual blindness is of the heart, and God wants us to open it unto Him. So allow Christ to ‘SPIT’ on you and light up your world!
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. 4 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.” (John 9:1-5)