Helen Keller was asked once “What would be worse than being born blind?” to which she replied “Having sight without a vision.” I find this to be one of the most profound statements I have ever heard because this little girl was born deaf, blind, and mentally challenged. Yet in spite of it all she was able to come to a place in her life and say there is more to life then what meets the eye. This makes me wonder how many of us have become deaf to the words of hope and encouragement God speaks to us each day; blind to the overall vision and purpose God has for our lives; and find it mentally challenging as to whom to turn to with the problems we face in life. To this end I offer these words, God will never stop speaking His words of hope and encouragement to us. He will forever continue trying to show us his vision and purpose for our lives, and He will forever be waiting for us to turn to Him with our problems. God even states this Himself in Hebrews 13:5-6: For He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” May we each turn to God and allow His words of hope and encouragement spur us on to see His vision and purpose for each of our lives.
Sight Without Vision
November 12, 2012