I love this picture.
And as you can tell our son isn’t blind.
He does struggle with understanding and often times life gives him circumstances where he can’t see how to respond.
So, although he’s not physically blind, at times he seems to be blind to how to proceed.
And I get that.
I’ve felt like that on more than one occasion.
I’ve been sharing how God has been walking me through some circumstances which are changing and growing me.
And a few nights back, I had another moment with the Lord Jesus.
I was watching a documentary.
(Monumental with Kirk Cameron, it’s terrific!)
A large portion of it is about the Pilgrims.
As you may already know I’m a huge fan of the Pilgrims and love history in general.
Yet, I needed to see some of the places and hear of their struggles to be reminded of what they truly were willing to sacrifice.
It is easy to be blind to the sacrifices of others.
I live a comfortable, free adulthood all because many, many others were willing to sacrifice.
My husband’s family has had at least one person in every major American war.
His father served in Vetnam.
My own father served our country in the Korean War.
My mother’s mother is a direct decedent from a man who fought in the Revolutionary War.
How easy it is to allow everyday circumstances to blind me to all the blessings I take for granted.
So how to fix blindness?
Well, glasses or surgery can be options for physical blindness.
What about the blindness of the heart?
In my case, it was a lack of thankfulness.
In my daily pursuits, I’d let go of the remembrance of others’ sacrifices.
The movie helped me to see and remember the great costs of those who came before me.
In the Bible God instituted the Passover and the building of a large group of boulders to help the Israelites to remember.
Around my house I have crosses, and paintings of Jesus to remind us of the ultimate sacrifice.
Yet, I find I want to do more.
I want to be diligent to remember all God has done for me.
I want to be thankful for all the people He has brought along the years who have blessed me.
I want to have 20-20 vision when it comes to the reality if just how blessed I truly am.
Please help me to never forget how great You are. Help me to focus on the blessings which each day are ever apparent. Thank You again for the manifold blessing of salvation!