Lord thank You for these pictures in scripture about the ability to see truth for what it is and to understand the meaning behind being a follower of Christ.
Your first picture reminds me that although a blind person who cannot see can help another blind person, there are blocks they will both stumble over due to their lack of vision.
And the second illustrates how I sometimes try and “help” someone else by fixing a problem I see in their life when I have bigger problems in my own life.
How many times have I relied on the advice and guidance of another person, who is “in the dark” as much as I am?
Rather than coming to You, my own lack of vision blinds me to the truth.
In both these examples, I need to remember to look to You for guidance, answers and perspective on issues in my life and seek Your help in correcting my own issues.
Your last illustration shows how important it is that when I come to You for “vision” I need to be obedient to what You tell me. You and Your wisdom and faithfulness build the foundation for my faith. And in times like these, a firm foundation is absolutely necessary.
During these times of crisis and challenge, we need to know what our faith is based on. And that its foundation is sure and reliable. Father, You are that sure foundation that will keep us from collapsing.
Open my eyes of understanding. I choose to turn – not to other blind people – but to the Creator who made my eyes and gives me sight. Amen