They say seeing is believing. But what if you’re blind since birth? If seeing is believing, then, as a blind person, how will you believe in something that other people see?
Like colors, for example.
How will you comprehend colors if you never saw it?
As blind, you may have developed stronger hearing, smell, taste and touch than the people who have normal sight but these are not enough to grasp what is color. Colors doesn’t have smell, sound, taste, and texture. It can only be recognized by sight.
Of course, paint is an exemption which is liquid and smells gas (I don’t have an idea what it taste like). You don’t see all colors as a wet paint.
However people try to explain to you about colors, you will not understand it.
The words blue, red, and yellow will mean nothing to you.
A color may already be in front of your face, or you might already be wearing it, but you’re not aware of it.
You will not experience the joy of seeing its beauty.
Are you getting mind-blown now?
I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.
Or maybe I do.
What I’m trying to do is to make you understand what it’s like to be blind. And how does it feel to have no idea about a thing that other people are enjoying.
No, I’m not talking about having a girlfriend if you’re NGSB (No Girlfriend Since Birth). We’re still on our topic of being blind and colors.
You don’t see it and you don’t feel it. You don’t even experience it. So how will you believe it?
Because everybody is talking about it and saying that there is such a thing.
As a blind, you know you don’t have a choice.
Their words will be good enough for you.
Or you will appear like a lunatic blind person, standing in platforms debating against the existence of colors.
As a blind, you know that believing is not just by seeing (and percepting by your other four senses.)
This is exactly the same in spirituality. We are spiritually blind.
We don’t see and feel anything spiritual. But based on our case in colors, not seeing explains nothing about its existence.
But Someone who have seen the things spiritual revealed its beauty to us.
He tried His best to explain His world to us. He even used parables for us to be able to relate and understand.
Some of us believed and trusted Him because His words are enough.
But some of us refused Him because they cannot see and understand.
Trusting Him is like trusting a guide that he will not let you fall from the 50th floor, hit and ran over by a truck, or worse, take another step on the stairs when there’s no more steps (you know the feeling).
It is true when He said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Just like the color, light is another thing that blind people will not see and understand.
It is important to know who you trust.
As He also said, “…if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” (Matthew 15:14)