Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sight and Light...

Lately I've been listening to THE WORLD I LIVE IN by Helen Keller, when I go to the gym.

It is so interesting and, as you'd expect, it has made me more appreciate my eyes and ears.  Sometimes I so take them for granted.

I may talk about hearing later, but for now I'm going to talk about sight, and light.

As you may know, when I was young I worked at a camp for physically disabled children.  One little girl was completely blind.  Her name was Donna and she was ten years old when I met her.  Her mother told me (her camp counselor) to put my hand on the back of her head to stop her from shaking her head back and forth (kind of like in a 'NO' motion).  She did that for balance, mainly, though she was learning to get balance without doing that.   Her mother wanted her to continue to get balance without her head movement.

That made me think of light, in a different way than I sometimes do (which is just to help us see).  It DOES help us with balance.  When there is nothing but darkness we kind of have a vertigo, a weird nothing-is-right sensation.

There are many lessons I can learn from this 'light' thinking.

One is that just a little light can help.  (You've noticed that, when you get up in the night, how just a teeny-tiny little light is essential to help you find your way.)

And if there is no light, absolutely none, you have to find a way to find your way.  And you have to balance yourself.  If you can't, your life is out of kilter for sure.

I repeat, there are so many lessons in that.

And there are so many Bible verses about Jesus being the Light of the world.
For example, John 8:12,

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 

That is amazing, don't you think?

It reminds me that when I'm not walking in the light of Jesus Christ, I am in darkness for sure, though at the time I may be blind to that fact.

Wow. There are so many lessons....  and light.... and Life in this.
(I'll go deeper sometime later.)
(And you can, too.)


Now, on a TOTALLY different note, I VOTED TODAY!!!
(Well, that may not be on a totally different note. I mean, I've prayed about this election, and voted with the light I believe I've been given).

There was quite a long line at the Colleyville City Hall for early voting.
That was good to see.
I thought Obama and Romney both did pretty well last night in the final debate.

I'm glad that was the final debate.  Whew!


I put up a new poll (upper right).  Please vote, THANKS!!

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