Seeing the Light

A woman named Rose Crawford had been blind for 50 years. “I just can’t believe it,” she gasped as the doctor lifted the bandages from her eyes after her recovery from delicate surgery in an Ontario hospital. She wept for joy when for the first time in her life a dazzling and beautiful world of form and color greeted eyes that now were able to see. The amazing thing about the story, however, is that 20 years of her blindness had been unnecessary. She didn’t know that surgical techniques had been developed, and that an operation could’ve restored her vision at the age of 30. The doctor said, “She just figured there was nothing that could be done about her condition. Much of her life could have been different.”

Today, millions of people unnecessarily remain in spiritual darkness. If only they would come to the great physician — in accord with His truth — and He would give them the light of life! “I am the light of the world: he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned” (Matthew 4:16).

Why did she continue to assume that her situation was hopeless? Had no one told her about the wonderful advances in eye surgery? Think of the plight of those not reached by the gospel. I’ve known of so many people whose lives are a complete mess because of sin. They literally ask, “How did my life get to this point?” They may have lost themselves, their spouse, their children, or other people they loved to sin. And all for no good reason. It’s so heartbreaking.

How many more will go on living in moral blindness until they are brought to the Savior? Millions will never know anything but spiritual darkness because no one has shared with them the light that has come into the world (Acts 26:18; Romans 10:14). Be the one this week to show someone the Light of the world!

Kyle Campbell

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