It is interesting and thought-provoking to consider the striking similarities between physical vision and spiritual vision. A few illustrations will be briefly compared below with a prayer that the readers will further expand on the subject.
Vision is entirely dependent upon light. Our eyes are attuned to light waves ranging in length from slightly below four hundred millionths of a millimeter to slightly above seven hundred millionths of a millimeter. The wave length of light and the phenomenon of its bending as observed through a prism makes us to see the different colors. This is known as chromatic vision. The vision of white, gray, and black is controlled by brighteners or lack of brighteners. This is called achromatic vision. May we consider II Corinthians 4:3-6 with these things in view:
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of the darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
No doubt, the reason for the blindness mentioned here is the lack of light. Considering the truth that the “light” of the glorious gospel is the Lord Jesus Himself, and that there is no salvation apart from Him, one can readily understand how Satan keeps people blinded. His method is simple—keep them in darkness. Isn’t it wonderful that according to this passage, “God commanded the light to shine out of darkness?” Not only has this glorious “light” been commanded to shine that we may behold the beauty of the universe by the eye, but the “light has shined into our hearts” to reveal the Lord Jesus. Also, as the light waves of God’s Word enter our blood washed hearts, they scatter into the varied and wondrous hues that blend perfectly in painting a masterpiece of Him we adore. Visual experts tell us that they are at a loss to explain how that when we view an object with our eyes, the image on the retina is upside down and inverted from right to left. How we come to see right side up, even though our retinal image is upside down is a problem that has puzzled “experts” to the present time. The “god of this world” (Satan) is attempting to present a distorted view of the Lord, but thanks be unto God, who created the intricacies of the eye, we can, through His word, clearly see the Lord Jesus. Remember the Lord Jesus is the express “image” of God.
Situated at the point where the optic nerve leaves the eye and enters the brain is a “blind spot” in everyone’s eyes. Note in the Scripture that Satan “hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.” It is terrible to think about, but most people in the world live in total darkness.
Reader friend, will you not consider that the Lord Jesus stated, “when you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” Give up today, and let God open the windows of your mind and heart, that the radiant light of His Word may shine into your darkened heart and give you eternal life!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)