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Africa Inland Mission
October 22, 2013 2:40 am
Published in: In Africa!,Photos
Kevin and Aaron

Kevin from our earlier blog post!

One of the ACHERU staff, Stephen, led our group worship on Friday morning. He spoke on a very important and applicable passage from the book of John.  John 9 focuses on the story of a blind man who was given sight by Jesus. The disciples ask Jesus, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” The disciples assumed that the man was born blind due to sin…they are right in that he, and all of us, are born into our sinful nature and a sinful world, but the disability is not because of a specific sin that the parents or the man did. So often we ask God “what did I do?” when something bad happens to us. What does this question really ask about God’s character? Is not HE the creator of all things, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving? If we question God but do not recognize who HE is, we are living in distrust of HIM.

How does Jesus respond to the disciple’s and our questions? “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work 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.” So that the WORK OF GOD might be displayed in HIS life…the purpose of our existence…for Christ to be shown in all that we do and for Him to receive the glory for it. God did not need us in order to survive. He was not bound by some special code of the Trinity to create man and woman. No, God made us in HIS image and for HIS purpose to bring him glory and show his powerful and loving character.

In Uganda, Aaron and I have met many children who are able to be treated physically at ACHERU and many more children who have mental disabilities that are permanent. As we talk to the parents, we tell them “Thank you for loving for child. God made him/her in HIS image. He has a plan for THEIR life.” We know that it is not something the parents or child did that caused this disability, but our own sinful nature from the fall of Adam. It is important to communicate those words to the parents. Jesus also says, “We must do the work of HIM who sent me.” We are called to live according to the word and the lifestyle of Christ. For the parents and for all, we can share with them the hope and salvation through Christ from sin and pray that they see God’s character and love for them.

On a different note, ACHERU has started discharging patients who have been here for many months to a year. It is amazing to see the kid’s wounds heal and their disabilities improve; especially when they have been here for so long. Praise the LORD who works miracles of the flesh and miracles of the soul.


Lubowa playing futbol with no fixator!

Lubowa playing futbol with no fixator! (from earlier blog post)

Kevin from my earlier blog post!

Kevin and I!


Lillian before she went home.

One Response to “So the Work of God Might be Displayed.”

  1. Anna Says:

    I loved this post and the pictures!
    So amazing that some of the children are being discharged!! :O) Our God is so amazing!

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