From a recent NPR: morning edition article –
“Try this: Put a blindfold on someone, take them to a park or a beach or a meadow and ask them to walk for as long as they can in a straight line. Then watch what happens…”
Human beings have the profound inability to walk in a straight line when blindfolded or with no focal point of reference…
Why? No one knows.
But it reminded me of a verse in scripture about blindness.
Matthew 15:14 “Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
Jesus was talking about the Pharisees; the teachers of the law. The most educated, religious, highly admired men in that culture in that day. And he says they are blind, when did they become blind? When did they start missing it, and how could they lead so many people down that wrong path? They were blind and didn’t even know that they couldn’t see. When we try to walk straight and we can’t see we don’t end up where we are trying to go. This is true in physical walking and this is true in our spiritual journey.
We need our eyes opened
18″ I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe…”