“Perfect submission, perfect delight
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.”
These very lines from the famous life changing song “Blessed Assurance” was written by Fanny Crosby, who was completely blind till the very end of her life.
Another famous man of God, Professor Travis Freeman said when He lost his sight hundred percent, “I believe that I will see again, but if I don’t, I can’t wait to see what God is going to do with it.”
And to give you a further detail both of these people weren’t born blind. Fanny became blind due to the mistake of a fake doctor. Travis, at the age of twelve was detected with a life threatening headache where the doctors managed to save his life but not his sight.
They don’t have reasons to hold on to God, apart from some spiritual reasons like, the common ones like, “Christ gave Himself for me”. Yet that very common phrase was what strengthened them to trust their inability to Him.
In the midst of difficulty their lives shouted out glory that echoes from generations after generations. It’s perfectly possible to glorify, praise and worship a True God who gave His all for us when everything is in place. But when it isn’t, I am not sure where I would stand myself. But today, I reflect and ask God to take me to be more faithful to Him when nothing goes right, or delays happen, or when I feel zero.
Sometimes we just can’t take the mundane because we fail to realize that we have no disability. We can’t take the delay not remembering that we still had a reason to smile yesterday. We can’t stand provocation for we fail to notice that on the other side we have a God who values us more than we can think of. We can’t stand not having money because we overlook the fact that we haven’t missed three time’s meal.