Helen Keller once said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” Interesting. Helen Keller was left blind and deaf following an illness at nineteen months of age. She learned to “see” through her teacher and later companion Anne Sullivan. Both Keller and Sullivan worked miracles. Anne taught Helen to recognize objects by spelling the letters of the word in her palm. Her breakthrough came when Anne poured water into Helen’s hands. After connecting with water, she went into a tail spin to learn the names of all the objects around her. Helen’s miracles were many: the first blind and deaf person to graduate from a university, an advocate for all types of issues, and an author and speaker.
Apostle Paul knew what it was like to be blind. As Saul, he was blind to the fact Christians were following Jesus and had them arrested, tortured, or killed. One day while on the road to Damascus, God struck him blind. For three days he couldn’t see. God sent Ananias to place his hands on Saul, and immediately scales fell from his eyes and he could see.
Just as Helen couldn’t contain herself from learning every object, Saul, now Paul, was baptized and became full of the Holy Spirit and became an advocate for Jesus.
Dear God, open our eyes to the path to faithfulness. Amen.