Seeing When Blind

May 27, 2014

Hamilton’s VBS starts this Sunday and our theme is “Under the Big Top”. We are studying the lives of David, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Daniel, and Samson. I must admit that Samson is the one who intrigues me the most not because he is any better than the others, but because of the tragedy of his life and yet how his faith was seen at the end of his life. Samson was a paradox of sorts. On one hand he was born to parents who prayed for him and loved him and under the care and plan of God. On the other hand, Samson lived a very reckless life due to pride and arrogance. That pride and arrogance got him into trouble with Delilah and her schemes. The saddest words of the entire Samson account are found in Judges 16:20 when Samson wakes up believing that he will just shake free of whatever trap Delilah has placed him in only to find out “that the Lord had left him.” Samson could see with his two physical eyes, but was truly blind because of his arrogance. It was not until Samson lost his eyes that he saw God and the purpose of God for his life. It is quite possible for the Christian to walk through this life but be blinded because of one sin or another. It may take spiritual surgery for us to be able to see the way God wants us to see in order to spare us from pain or torment caused by our own blindness. I leave you with the words of Jesus found in His Sermon on the Mount:

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be fill of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Matthew 6:22-23