“It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him” (v3). We often wonder where suffering comes from, but Jesus turned our attention to “the works of God” that result from suffering turned over to him. When Jesus healed this man, blind from birth, it caused many to believe in the Messiah, and it caused others to defend their own spiritual blindness (v28) and reject him.
Jesus is the Light that has entered our darkness. “While it is day” – now, v4 – we have the opportunity to put our troubles into his hands and to let his purposes shine through us.