Friday, February 5 – Embrace your blindness

February 5, 2016

Feb5Isaiah 42:16 – “I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.”

Jimmy Parrish was among my boyhood pastors. He has a son – Jimmy Jr. – who was totally blind. We were exactly the same age, so it became my honor to lead Jimmy Jr. around the church and school. Jimmy Jr. had a radiance about him.

When I think of God’s promise to lead the spiritually blind, I remember my own desire to guide Jimmy Jr. I wanted to steer him away from traps and threats. If I, as a not-so-godly teen, wanted to lead Jimmy Jr. with care, how much more God will guide us who cannot yet see all the wonders of His Kingdom and its truth.