This is NOTEWORTHY; many have eyes, but without vision.
Once upon a time, Jesus had an encounter with a blind man called Bartimaeus; a visionless man, ravaged by consequent poverty. This narrative in the book of Luke 18:35-43 is a history that caught my attention for many reasons.
But Bartimaeus made that encounter an occasion for his deliverance and restoration.
It is God’s design that your walk the path of life with the light of vision that comes from His presence; it is His desire that you should not be blind or remain Visionless.
Blindness is a lack or a loss of vision, and when there is no vision, a life rides to perish; a voyage to ultra-destruction and utter-catastrophe.
Proverbs 29:18 – King James Version
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
When Jesus said that your eye is the lamp of the body, he meant to say that vision gives light to your whole life; your vision provides direction for the cause of your life; that vision is what illuminates your life; vision is what brings about the brightness of God’s glory upon a life; vision is what gives clarity to life.
Luke 11:34 – New American Standard Bible
“The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
Jesus says, the eyes is the lamp of the body; this means vision is the hub that project light to the body of life. In the midst of darkness, vision is what illuminates and guarantees direction.
As indispensable and crucial a lamp is, in avoiding difficulty and averting calamity in darkness, so is vision to every life.
Woe unto him, who has no light to walk in darkness. How miserable is the man, who has no lamp to guide his feet in the dark, and on a strange path he never journeyed or a road unfamiliar with –especially the journey of life, strange and unfamiliar to all of humanity.
Oh, how wretched, is he who has no vision in life. It is tragedy to walk the journey of life without vision. It is an endemic calamity for you to continue to live your life in blindness – visionless
Imagine a car being driven with full speed on a highway at night without its headlamp; it will surely end in a fatal and deadly crash.
So are you, if you are moving on the fast-lane of life without the sight of vision from heaven; which is a blueprint of God’s purpose for your creation; it is a journey that will certainly end in tragic catastrophe and heart-breaking regret –a colossal waste of time and effort.
But, there is Vision for All!
To every life, God has given a vision; a unique heavenly purpose; just as it is natural for every child to be born into this world with eyes.
Perhaps you have lost your vision, or without one, Jesus is able to give and restore your sight over again.
Ah, it is a terrible thing to be visionless!
Nevertheless, God fixes terrible things in righteousness; He will most certainly give you vision, when you cry out to Him.
Psalm 65:5 – King James Version
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
Your blindness may be certain, but God’s readiness to restore your sight is an irrefutable reality.
However, you should be greatly alarmed about your life, if you DO NOT have a vision. An alarm that should produce an outcry from the depth of affliction in your soul, until the light of vision is risen upon you from the throne of mercy.
Do you need vision?
I invite you to join the Holy Spirit, and myself as we explore critical lessons from the story of Bartimaeus, and how he was able to turn a life of gloom and doom into a life of boom and bloom.