THE GIFT OF SIGHT


‘“What do you want me to do for you?”  “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.’  Luke 18:41 

An Excerpt from Follow The Light:

When I was in the fifth grade I had to get eyeglasses. I couldn’t see to the front of the classroom without squinting. I was devastated at being called “four-eyes,” but the truth is, I could see clearly. When you turn on the light, you can see more clearly. Without the gift of light, sight would be meaningless.

God created sight and gave it to us as a gift. To enjoy sight we also enjoy [His] light. Everything light touches is also seen by God. In fact, every living thing on earth is dependent on light in some way, either directly or indirectly.

Why can we see? The visual ability to “see” is the result of a complex interaction of light, the eyes and the brain. We are able to see because light from an object can move through the air and reach our eyes. Once light reaches our eyes, signals are sent to our brain, and our brain deciphers the information in order to detect the appearance, location and movement of the objects we are looking at. This complex process would not be possible if it were not for the presence of light. Without light, there would be no sight. God gave us both light and sight, gifts working together to begin to understand there is a Creator.

  The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD?  Exodus 4:11
The LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous. Psalm 146:8

Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”  Luke 18:42

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One thought on “THE GIFT OF SIGHT

  1. Great post, Julie! May we all see the world through God’s eyes and be able to see others through His eyes. He has perfect vision and sees the whole picture where we only see from our limited vantage point. If we saw others the way God did, we would love them more just like He loves us.

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