Vision that Requires no Eyesight
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
December 12. 2010
1. The Challenge that Lies Before Us!
A) A Greater Work for God
B) A Glorious Work by God
2. The Cause that Lives Within Us!
A) A Consuming Desire to Be More
B) A Clear Direction to Do More
3. The Concern that Looms Beyond Us!
A) What a Lack of Vision Costs
B) Where a Loss of Vision Concludes
In his brilliant new book, Catching the Light, quantum physicist Arthur Zajoc writes of what he describes as the "entwined history of light and mind." Zajoc quotes from a study by a Dr. Moreau who observed that while surgery gave the patient the "power to see," "the employment of this power, which as a whole constitutes the act of seeing, still has to be acquired from the beginning."
Dr. Moreau concludes, "To give back sight to a congenitally blind person is more the work of an educator than of a surgeon." He further adds, "The sober truth remains that vision requires far more than a functioning physical organ. Without an inner light, without a formative visual imagination, we are blind. That "inner light"—the light of the mind—"must flow into and marry with the light of nature to bring forth a world."
HELEN KELLER, WHO WAS BLIND, SAID: "WORSE THAN BEING BLIND WOULD BE, TO BE ABLE TO SEE, BUT NOT HAVE VISION."
I THINK OF A PLAQUE I ONCE SAW ON A CHURCH BUILDING IN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. IT IS A TRIBUTE TO THE VISION OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE CHURCH.
"MEN WHO SEE THE INVISIBLE, HEAR THE INAUDIBLE, BELIEVE THE INCREDIBLE, AND THINK THE UNTHINKABLE."
SOMEONE HAD DESCRIBED TWO PRISONERS IN A CELL LOOKING OUT A WINDOW. ONE SAW BARS AND THE OTHER SAW STARS.
I AM TALKING ABOUT HAVING A VISION. THE BOTTOM OF THE LADDER IS CROWDED WITH THOSE WHO SEE NO FURTHER THAN THEIR NOSE.
AS A PREACHER, I HAVE A VISION. AS PASTOR OF THIS CHURCH, I HAVE A VISION. I AM PRAYING THAT GOD WILL GIVE EVERY MEMBER, OFFICER, STAFF PERSON, USHER, CHOIR MEMBER, AND LEADER OF ...
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