Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God.
When You Walk in the Dark
Devotion based on Isaiah 50:10
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My elementary school was right across the street from my state’s boarding school for the blind and visually impaired. Occasionally the students from that school were mainstreamed into my school. I liked making friends with them. One of my blind friends taught me how to read braille.
Our teachers encouraged us to think about what it was like to be blind. They encouraged us to walk around in our homes at night without turning lights on. I still like to do that. Of course, I have seen my house in the light, so it’s not that difficult. But I still run into things. My wife is amused by my bruises.
Many people in this world are walking around in the dark. They think they know their way around the world, but they have not been enlightened about the true God or about Jesus Christ, whom God has sent. They run into things and cannot figure out why they are bruised.
Our teachers also encouraged us to learn how to be a guide for the blind. There’s a certain way to walk or run with blind people and guide them with your hand or arm. My blind friends learned to trust me as a guide. They pointed out that some of the other students thought it was funny to lead them astray.
The only way out of spiritual blindness is to have a guide. That guide is what God says in the Bible. His name is everything he tells us about himself in the Bible, and you can trust that name. God will never lead you astray. With eyes wide open, even in the dark, you can walk with him all the way to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Lord Jesus, when life seems dark, open my eyes to the light of your love. Amen.