by DeWayne Bricker
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I was born blind. Let me clarify; I was born with eyes that did not work and therefore I can not see. Since you are reading this I have to assume you do have working eyes and you can see. Thank goodness that’s over. Anyway, as I was saying, I was born blind so I have never lost my sight, and therefore I do not miss it because I never had it and since I never had it I can not begin to understand what sight is like. You on the other hand can see and for those that can see and loose their sight I am sure it is a most traumatic thing.
I live in total darkness; that is I only know the color black or what I assume black is. Since I have never seen light, I have nothing to compare it too. I see with my hands, my ears, my nose, my feet and my intuition or my sixth sense as some call it.
I can typically know someone is approaching me before they know they are approaching me; that is, I sense them or hear them before they see me. I find that funny, don’t you; that they have eyes that work but don’t see me before I see them?
I have seen light one time and that is the story I would like to share with those of you that can see because only you can relate to the light or can you?
I was in my music studio working on a song when someone spoke to me. I was startled because I knew I was alone. The voice was a man’s and it was deep and strong and seemed to linger in my ears. He called my name. I answered with, “Who are you?”
He responded with, “I am Jesus, the one you are looking for.” As you can imagine, I was speechless for a moment.
Now, what I did not tell those of you reading this is that the day before I had heard some young people speaking at a local church and they were sharing how Jesus had came into their lives and opened their eyes to the truth and this Jesus now lived in their hearts.
One of them said that they had always felt alone in this world and this Jesus told him that if he would accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior and invite Him to live in his heart that he would never be alone again.
I broke down and cried at that moment because I have spent my entire life alone in the darkness. These people were speaking about living in the light and never being alone again. I too wanted that but did not know how to obtain it.
The voice spoke again: “I am Jesus and I am here to give you what you are looking for.”
I was un-churched and uneducated in the scriptures so I didn’t have a clue what to do, so I just said, Ok!
At that moment a most brilliant, radiating point of light appeared in the center of my mind. It grew slowly at first then rapidly expanded to engulf all the darkness. This light flooded my eyes and proceeded to push downward in my body until it exited my toes. The darkness I once knew as my friend was forced out of me and my entire being was overcome with warm, pulsating light.
Then, he spoke: “If you will live by my words and love others as I love you, I will never leave you and you will never be alone again.” I collapsed, drenched in the tears of my joy. The joy of His love and the warmth of His light gave me a peace and a hope that I never knew existed.
I answered, yes, I will. I guess I fell asleep because the next thing I knew four hours had passed and I found myself on the floor. I opened my eyes to see only darkness.
I have not seen light since that day but I know one day I will see that light forever.
My question for those of you that see light now is: will you see light forever or will your light be turned into darkness when you finally close your eyes?
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This is powerful! How much better to have insight than eyesight! Thank you for writing this.