Vern is going into elective surgery today. Maybe I should rephrase this. Vern is having surgery we determined necessary for him. As much as we liked the idea of little Verns running around, it will be easier for everyone involved to have him snipped.
Have you ever experienced something in life that was totally out of your control? Maybe a loss of a job or an illness that sent your world spinning in a different direction. But then later after you had time to reflect on the situation, you could say the experience was one of the best things that could have happened.
As Jesus walked through Galilee, healing and preaching the Good News, he saw a blind man from birth. His disciples were curious. Someone’s sin must have caused the man to be born this way. So they asked Jesus, “Who sinned, this man or his parents?”(John 9:1-2)
How often do we think when bad things happen there is a direct correlation to our sin or bad decisions? Many times, stuff happens as a result of our actions. But there are times when horrible things happen to us so the works of God might be displayed through us. Because of the man’s blindness, he had the privilege of meeting Jesus, the son of God.
The next time pain or emotional turmoil occur, take some time to reflect on how you can display the works of God through it to others. If for no other reason, it will take the focus off of yourself and bring refreshment to your soul.
Vern will be sore for a couple of days. During his recovery, he will receive a lot of love and attention from his human family. Feel free to send the little guy positive thoughts and prayers. And hopefully, God’s work will be seen.