CLOSE YOUR EYES SO YOU CAN SEE

Have you ever experienced total darkness?  It gives you a feeling of helplessness – knowledge of what it’s like to be blind and relying on others completely. .

When I was teaching drama, we’d often take a “blind walk” through the building and outside.  The kids would close their eyes tightly, but some couldn’t resist peeking.  They felt so much more secure when they could see what was going on.  The point of the exercise is to get individuals to use their other senses when one isn’t available to them.  By touching, smelling, listening and even taste testing something we can envision  the things around us..

As we walked from building to outdoors, they would touch the cement sidewalk, the bricked path, through fragrant gardens, listening to the sounds of the space.  When we rely on our sight alone, it’s difficult to act in faith.  Were always looking for answers – ones that suit our needs.  Maybe faith should be considered one of our senses.  We need it to believe that which is unseen and often unknown.

Were we walking in faith or by sight?

Walking by faith is another gift from God through the Holy Spirit, who first entered us through the act of baptism.  Faith is a belief in something you can’t see, hear, feel, taste or smell.  So in effect everything about our salvation is a reflection of God working in and through us.  Even though we can’t physically see Him, by faith we know He exists and is walking beside us through our journey.

Faith, like trust, is a word which describes complete reliance on someone or something to get us through the turmoil of this world and set us down in heaven some day.  Take a blind walk, or simply close your eyes and use your other senses to determine where you are.  Through faith, we have the confidence that we are never alone – even when we feel like our world is closing in on us.

God opens our eyes when we dig deeply into His Word.  He strengthens us through His Holy Spirit, who inspired the words within that Bible. He is a loving Father who wants all His children to enjoy paradise.  Through the only Son of God, Jesus, we have been made holy in God’s sight.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to CLOSE YOUR EYES SO YOU CAN SEE

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    What a beautiful Sunday post~such words of wisdom. I would’ve liked to have been a student of yours too. I used to take “Senses Strolls” with my elementary kids. Your point of blind faith is well-received. I indeed walk by it alone. Blessings, peace, and love to you! 💚🤗

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I always found my students to be a little sharper than me with their enthusiasm and ability to use their senses. It was like opening a whole new world for them. I’ll bet your students loved you.

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  2. Kathy, your discussion reminds me to continue to trust the faith God has instilled in me. God’s peace!

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  3. cheriewhite says:

    Great words of the wise. Sometimes, it’s the hardest thing to do, but it’s such a must! Thank you for posting!

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