Sight For The Blind

October 24, 2016

A young boy of 9 was sitting in his father’s workshop watching his dad work on a harness. “Someday Father,” said Louis, “I want to be a harness-maker, just like you.” “Why not start now?” said the father. He took a piece of leather and drew a design on it. “Now” he said, “take the hole-punch and hammer out this design, but be careful that you don’t hit your hand.” Excited, the boy began to work, but when he hit the hole-punch; it flew out of his hand and pierced his eye! He lost his sight in that eye. Later, as fate would have it, sight in the other eye failed. Louis was now totally blind. A few years later, Louis was sitting in the family garden when a friend handed him a pinecone. As he ran his sensitive fingers over the cone, an idea came to him. He became enthusiastic and began to create an alphabet of raised dots on paper so that the blind could feel and interpret. Thus, Louis Braille in 1818 opened up a whole new world for the blind.

About 2,000 years ago Jesus was involved in a similar work providing the blind a way to see. Jesus came into the world that He might bring mankind out of spiritual darkness. Concerning Jesus, John declared, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not” (John 1:1-5).Though Jesus came that we might have light, sadly, many refuse that light. Why? – listen to the words of Jesus, “And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved. But he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest, that they have been wrought in God” (John 3:19-21).

How is your spiritual vision? Do you choose to remain in darkness? – If so, one day you will be cast into “outer darkness” (Mat. 25:30) and there to spend an eternity in torment. On the other hand, those who obey the truth come to the light (John 3:21) – we must “walk as children of light” (Eph. 5:8).

Think About It!

Have A Great Day!

Tom Moore

Avenue T Church of Christ

2009 West Avenue T

Temple, Texas 76504

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