3 "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him."
This verse is pulled from a conversation with Jesus as to why a man is blind. Verse 3 is the response that Jesus has when asked if the man is blind do to the sin of a human (either the mans sin or the sinful nature of his parents).
This verse is straight forward.
This verse shows that God is not punishing us for the actions of our fathers but rather the situations that we are in, all of them unique, are orchestrated so that God can work in and through us. What if we quit sulking through our troubles and embraced the reality that God is good and that God is in control. Think life would be easier then? The answer to that question is, "Heck, Yes!".
Oh yea, also once the blind man found out that it was Jesus, the Christ, that healed him he stood proud by his healer, he didn't write it off as coincidence or hide this fact, that God had spared the well being of his life, from his friends and leaders.
How often do we catch ourselves trying to place punishment from God as the reason for junk in our lives and forget to glorify him for the recovery?
When things stink maybe it is just "God saving us" from what could have been?