October 4, 2007
Brought from Blindness
I have always loved the story of Helen Keller. I must have watched "The Miracle Worker" a thousand times in my lifetime. To me, it is the very picture of God's redemption of His people. He penetrates the darkness of our minds, of our hearts - just as Annie Sullivan reached Helen. And just like Annie, God doesn't always reach us the first time. How we fight Him! We throw plates and scratch His arms, and kick and scream in our ignorance. We sit mute in His presence, with no understanding of the world. How many times must He spell the words into our hands, how many times must He repeat Himself until that day, that magical day, when we understand?
“My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!”
Annie Sullivan's words, but are they? Doesn't God rejoice in this very same thought, when one of His finally understands?
I feel like I have been Helen Keller for so long, for most of my life. I just didn't get it. And then, one day, a light of understanding penetrated my ignorance. And I am a changed person for it. What darkness did I escape, you ask? Does it matter? It is the same darkness we all live in. Anywhere that is apart from God is darkness.
Water- W A T E R... that is the word that changed Helen's life. The word that brought her from the void into the light. My word is another, different, just as yours is different... God patiently spells them all, waiting.
If you stumble in that void today, may your moment be this morning. May the waters of understanding flow over your fingers this very day.
Spiritual Places | By WonderGirl | 11:46 AM
Precious words from my precious daughter. Wisdom that comes from God alone! I love you honey! Wondermom!
Posted by: pam white at October 4, 2007 11:15 PM