“Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his site”–Acts 9:18
Have you ever visited a cave? During the tour a guide usually shuts off all the artificial lights so that you can see how dark a cave really is. There is not one shred of light. Notice I said that you could see how dark.
Most of us don’t see the dark in our lives. We live it from the inside out. If we had distanced perspective we would do something about it. Hence we need others. Usually it’s only through others that we can see our own darkness.
It is a known fact that people who experience depression, mania, addiction, or psychosis don’t always see that they are actually suffering from these illnesses. Others need to intervene either by brief comment or drastic intervention depending on the circumstances. Obviously we would hope the intervention only need to be a brief comment. Listen the next time someone you love and trust let’s you know all is not well with you.
I have been in several caves, literally and figuratively. The shutting off of lights is always unnerving and I’m always grateful when the tour guide turns the lights back on. We have a tour guide. His name is Jesus, and He usually works through others. So pay attention and let’s all live in the light.
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