Occasion: Fourth Sunday in Lent
Meditation: I Am the Light of the World (John 9:1-41)
- John 9:1-7 – Jesus Heals
- 2 – who sinned? __________ does not only happen in response to __________ (Job 5:16, Job’s friend Eliphaz believes Job must have sinned somehow to bring about his suffering). Human __________ has no room for a theology of the __________.
- The Theology of the Cross: the __________ do suffer! And through their suffering God works his mercy and salvation.
- In this sin-__________ world, you will experience suffering. When trials come, do not automatically conclude that God is punishing you for a sin. Certainly confess and repent of whatever sins you know. But also entrust your body and __________ to the One who accomplishes his purposes in the __________ of suffering. See the world with Job’s eyes, and behold the countenance of Jesus, your Redeemer, who bore the __________ of your salvation. – “The Countenance of Job” Luth. Study Bible p. 837
- 3 – but that the works of God might be __________. Not merely restoration of physical sight (v. 7), but __________ from spiritual __________ (v. 38).