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The Blind Preacher

Long time ago, there was a boy who had a call to be a preacher. He was a Scotch, and his mother was very, very happy that her son shall become a minister someday.  So George went to school. He was not very brilliant in school, but he was faithful.  He fulfilled all his work well and passed his grades.

One day, he noted some difficulty with his eyes. The problem grew worse until one day, even before he had finished his education, he became totally blind. He was greatly discouraged. He was tempted to give up entirely and stop trying to do anything. Surely, he could not be a successful preacher if he was blind. Who would listen to him? How could he do his work?

However, he could hear another voice inside him, a voice of courage, hope and faith.  It was the voice of the Lord that bid him to go right on with his plans. He listened to that inner voice.  He was ordained.  People loved him, and flocked to hear him preach. Though his natural vision was darkened, his spiritual vision was so much brighter. Though he could not see the beautiful sights of the world, he had eyes to see more clearly the wonderful things of the soul.  His became popular throughout Edinburgh, Scotland, England, and all the English-speaking world, and everywhere he was known and loved as the blind preacher.

This blind preacher wrote many hymns. The greatest hymn he ever wrote, and one of the finest in all the English language, is "O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go".  The name of this blind preacher is George Matheson.

REFLECTION:  Read 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Do you have a weakness or disability?  Can God still use a person who has weaknesses?  What should be our attitude in our weaknesses?  How can we serve God in spite of our weaknesses?  How can we help others who have disabilities know God and serve God?

Isaiah 42: 16
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
       I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.
       These are the things I will do;  I will not forsake them.

2 Corinthians 5:7
We live by faith, not by sight.

Blind Painting -  This activity will teach the child how to be emphatic with sightless people and at the same time appreciate her ability to do many things with her eyes.
Sand Painting - This activity will produce paintings that you can feel with your hands, especially adapted for kids who are blind.

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