Going through my daily routine, I’m sometimes startled by the sudden noticing of things I’d somehow ignored. I’m blind to my own blind spots—I don’t know what I don’t know. But then, I peek through the curtain somehow, and I see. If only for a moment.
I’m blind primarily to my own flaws, but also to my own strengths. I play the victim, complaining that my life is stuck this way, dark and unclear—because of others. When I stop blaming, I start seeing. Those moments of insight come when I’m willing to pray, “God, give me the courage to change the things I can…”
The story of Saul in the Bible says he was struck blind: a great light caused temporary darkness, which ultimately led to clear vision, spiritually and physically. Acts 9 describes the restoration of Saul’s sight like this: “something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again.”
Has that ever happened to you? When the scales fell and you could actually see some truth you’d somehow missed before? If not, this week’s study may be the catalyst for new vision.
This week’s word over at our Midday Connection study is “blind.” Jesus came to give sight to the blind—that would be you and me.
I hope you’ll click over and join us in studying the Biblical word each week. Let me know what you think of the study, how you’re using it. There will be a new word each week. The study serves as a great companion to my book Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 New Testament Words.