April 14–Let Blindness Fall Away!

Do you know someone who is blind or seriously visually impaired? They may function amazingly well and live relatively independently in spite of the significant challenges and limitations they deal with every day. Yet, the fact remains: they cannot see clearly, if they can see anything at all.

That fact puts those who are blind and seriously visually impaired in a far greater risk of danger when something comes into their presence or path that they cannot see or that they are ill-equipped to avoid or even recognize. Likewise, those without clear vision can be a serious danger to others when they choose to ignore the presence of the people around them, pushing right through on their own determined paths in a self-focused and sightless, insensitive way. And there are certain activities, like driving a car, that those without sight should never do at any time. There is neither any excuse for acting in such wrongful and foolish ways, nor is it possible to avoid the pain and suffering that would affect all involved when the inevitable crash comes.

We, too, can act as though we are blind or at least seriously visually impaired—emotionally, relationally and spiritually—when it comes to having a clear perspective on how our self-focused, sightless and insensitive words and actions can cause damage to our own lives and to the lives of those around us. And it is often upon those with whom our lives are most closely bound—our husbands, wives, children, parents, friends—that our blind perspective wields its greatest destructive blows.

But our God does not want us to be blind any longer. We have a choice…and in letting God open our eyes, we also have a purpose! We must choose to let God be God, and allow His holy perspective and His perfectly clear view of us—of who we are and what we do—rule our lives so that we will no longer be blind or dangerous towards anyone! Then, we will see and know the freeing truth and purpose of our Lord Jesus Christ who opens our eyes so that we may be His righteous people. We are called to be a light to the world and to speak and act in ways that will open the eyes of others still trapped in their blindness!

I, the LORD, called you in righteousness;

I will take hold of your hand.

I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people

and a light for the Gentiles,

to open the eyes that are blind

Isaiah 42:6-7

Let God open our eyes to His righteousness and watch the blindness fall away from us and others!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane