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Last year, we moved to Louisville and lived in a community highly populated by residents who are blind (We lived very close to the Kentucky School of the Blind). Our church also has several members who are blind.
I have never really been around many people who were unable to see. Therefore, this experience has made me really think about several things,
I rely heavily on my sense of sight every. single. day.
I am terribly uncomfortable when I am unable to see.
I am terrified of the dark. (No, really! I am!)
I have a hard time moving forward when I cannot see.
All of these practical real life difficulties that I experience due to my lack of sight relate directly to how I live life in faith.
I have no idea what is ahead of me after my waiting. I cannot see my future. This sometimes terrifies me as much as imagining myself locked in a completely dark room with no idea of what is in front of me.
I’m thinking that if you are waiting on something then you are there too, you don’t know what is in store for you.
However, we have a God who created the universe and knows what is ahead. Not only that, but He made the plans and they are for our good.
As hard as it is at times, we are called to walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7 ). We are called to trust in the One who has made the plans.
I sit in church on a Sunday morning and one of our blind members is at the piano. About half way through the service he is in the spotlight and singing a song that opens my eyes to my lack of faith.
Here’s the song he sang (click over to the blog if you are in your e-mail because you don’t want to miss this song!):
Hearing this blind gentleman sing this song was more powerful than I can begin to express. Can you imagine?
Furthermore, can you image this: What would happen if we truly learned to live by this kind of faith? How would this change your life? How would this change your waiting?
When it came to verse 5, he begin to sing a little louder,
“By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name
We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him, our soul’s reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We’ll Walk by faith and not by sight”
Let’s sing this song today and let’s live the words out in our life.
When we’re waiting, we are walking by faith!
Question for you:
What would happen if we truly learned to live by this kind of faith?
This post is part of my 31 Days of Waiting series. Read all the posts in the series here.