To Open Their Eyes

“To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of satan to God, that they may receive
forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those
who are sanctified by faith in Me”
(Acts 26:18).

Helen Keller was an American writer and speaker. At nineteen months of age, she suffered a sirious illness that caused her to lose her vision and hearing. Her inability to communicate from early age was a very difficult reality for Helen and her family.

When she turned seven, her parents decided to look for an instructor. They found a young specialist, Anne Sullivan, who was put in charge of her training and made a breakthrough in special education. Thus, Helen managed to graduate and become a well-known speaker and writer. She wrote fourteen books and published more than 475 articles and essays. Difficulties were never an obstacle for her to convey her positive messages that encouraged and motivated so many people.

It is never easy to get where it is worth getting to. Even when her physical eyes and ears were closed, her intellectual, emotional, and spiritual eyes were wide open to perceiving and valuing life and its challenges.

Like Paul, we are all called to open people’s eyes, so that they may come out of darkness into the light, from the power of the enemy to the power of God, from guilt to forgiveness, from this limited life to an eternal inheritance.

Paul knew that sin had blinded everyone’s spiritual eyes. He himself said in his testimony that when he met Christ he could see things he was unable to see before. He stopped looking earthward and started to look toward heaven; he stopped being focused on himself to focus on his Savior instead.

He used to turn his back on the light, and was walking into darkness and death. Since that encounter, he turned his back on the shadows and sin, to walk into light and life. He used to live for the kingdom of this world; now he lived for the kingdom of God.

“Only those who devote themselves to His service, saying, ‘Here am I; send me’ (Isa. 6:8), to open blind eyes, to turn men ‘from darkness to light and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified’ (Acts 26:18) – they alone pray in such sincerity, ‘Thy kingdom come’ (Prayer, p. 294).

There is no intermediate option. Only those who renew their commitment
everyday, pray, study the Bible, testify, prepare themselves,
and prepare others for heaven; and those who by the grace of God
are dedicated to “opening eyes” of others
are those who truly yearn for the second coming of Christ.
“God does not command sinners to seek a church,
He commands the church to seek out sinners” – Billy Graham. –

Let’s ask ourselves, where is our focus today? God bless you…