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 we’re able to see. The amazing thing about the story, however, is that 20 years of her blindness had been unnecessary. She did not know that surgical techniques had been developed and that an operation could have 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 that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up” (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. How many will go on living in moral blindness 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).