Purpose: Sent to the Blind
He has sent Me…to proclaim…recovery of sight to the blind
– Luke 4:18
The eye is one of the most important parts of the human body; it is the organ that provides the brain with the most information needed to make informed choices and decisions. Other senses are secondary and complementary to the eyes in evaluative functions. Perhaps, that is the reason Jesus affirms, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness” (Matthew 6:22-23).
One of the missions of Jesus was to minister to the blind so that they could see. Now, the blind are not necessarily those who have impaired eyesight alone; a popular saying holds that even those who have no vision for their lives are not better off than the physically blind.
Blindness can also be considered at both literal and metaphorical level. Literally, the blind are people who have sight problems and cannot see. Jesus devoted a great portion of his time to restoring sight to this set of people, as recorded in the Bible. The second category of blindness is metaphorical, the one that is beyond physical blindness and covers such areas as personal vision or ignorance. Indeed, every form of ignorance is blindness until the light of knowledge dawns on it and dispels the fogginess. Jesus likewise spent a great deal of time enlightening people who fell into this second category as well.
Like Jesus, there are people called to restore sight to the blind through medical or spiritual ministrations. In the same vein, there are also people who are dispensers of knowledge and insights that will eliminate ignorance and avail people the needed power to live, to perform or to produce maximally.
If any of these sounds like you, we should consider ourselves privileged to have you around. But we are blessed to the extent that you fulfill your calling.
You will succeed in Jesus Name!