Yesterday, my family and I visited a center for the blind and visually impaired, along with two other homeschool families.
We were shown a talking watch, Braille watch, a liquid level indicator (a device to used to tell when to stop filling a cup) and some Braille bibles and other books.
We also saw crafting and one man gave us a fantastic demonstration of how the make mops. We also saw a computer class in session and learned about the app that was used to help the students navigate the computer.
Although these persons were blind and visually impaired, yet there were devices and programs geared at making a more manageable life for them, despite the hand that had been dealt to them. The centre manager emphasized the point that because they were bind didn’t mean that they were doomed to a life of inactivity and despair.
We have all been dealt a bad hand. Sin has made us all subject to pain, suffering and death.
Romans 6:23 (first part)
For the wages of sin is death,
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
But we don’t have to stay in the same position that we have found ourselves in because of sin.
God has not only given us hope in this life by providing wonderful things and people to help us, but more important that all of those things is the gift that He has given to us- eternal redemption.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jeus Christ our Lord.
God has redeemed us to himself, and that has been done from all eternity through Christ. Christ is the lamb said from the foundation of the word (Revelation 13:8)
Today we can accept God’s free gift. Today we can redeemed lives. One day soon, once we remain faithful to God, we will all spend eternal bliss in heaven where sin and a of its consequences will be no more.