For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.– 2 Corinthians 4 : 6
Globally the number of people of all ages visually impaired is estimated to be 285 million, of whom 39 million are blind. Blindness is a term used in different contexts. Today, there are people around us with physical blindness as well as spiritual blindness. Though the first kind can be managed or could be treated by medicine, yet it’s observable that people are more blind to the seriousness of acknowledging the second one.
‘The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.’
A quick question..What did God create first? If you answered ‘light’ then you are right!..The very first wonder that our Creator gave us is HIS light. Without HIS light of salvation gleaming within you, its just like being in a dark gloomy room, groping for some help. The indescribable magnificent face of Christ reveals the wisdom hidden by the glory of God. Maybe you could be a genius through books, but being wise comes through Bible, the greatest practical Book ever!..Reading God’s word opens our eyes to the truth beyond the seen evil world into the riches of the spiritual realms in our Creator’s world.
John 9 begins with Jesus and His followers coming upon a beggar, blind from birth. Jesus replies to his disciples’ doubt by saying that his blindness is not the result of sin, but so that God’s works can be revealed. He tells them “I am the light of the world” and makes a paste with spit and dirt (our Lord loves healing every individual in a unique manner), putting it on the blind man’s eyes and telling him to wash in the pool of Siloam. When he returns from the pool, the man can see. Do you know what happened next?..
The beggar is taken to the Pharisees, and he tells them how Jesus cured him. As people question God’s working in present time, the Pharisees too are divided, some saying Jesus is not the son of God but a sinner for curing the man on the Sabbath. Others say that a sinner could not have performed this miracle.
They ask the formerly blind man’s opinion and he replies boldly, “I’m not interested in what you think but I’m 100% sure of what I experienced. I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE…PRAISE BE TO GOD’S NAME ALONE!”
‘You can survive with physical blindness but you cannot live happily with spiritual blindness.’
It is very essential to have our eyes opened to the reality of our existence. Take time to introspect your priorities. Being blind to God’s grace and to HIS favor will invite miserable consequences in life. But when you ask for HIS beautiful light to shine in you, HE makes every fear to flee from your heart and blesses your eyes with better vision and discretion.
Presently, a new phenomenon referred to as transient smartphone blindness (TSB) has emerged (temporary monocular vision loss associated with smartphone usage while lying down in the dark)..Remember to care for your eyes as you use your smart phones.
Let’s unite to support the ones lacking in eyesight through our affectionate deeds and fervent prayers.