I read this little story on Christmas Eve and I thought I would use it to open up for 2019, I didn't want to wait another 12 months to use it next Christmas.
At Christmastime in 1897, a newspaper reporter in Boston saw three little girls standing in front of a store window full of toys.
One of them was blind. He overheard the other two trying to describe the toys to their blind friend.
The reporter said he never thought of how difficult it would be to explain what something looks like to someone who is blind. So, he wrote a story about the three girls for his newspaper.
Two weeks later, the reporter attended a gospel meeting conducted by Dwight L. Moody where he had intended to write a critical article attacking the evangelist. But to the reporter’s surprise, Moody quoted from his newspaper article about the three girls at the toy store window.
Moody said, "Just as the blind girl couldn’t visualize the toys, so an unsaved person can’t see Jesus Christ in His glory."
Moody preached that God opens the eyes of anyone who will acknowledge their sin and accept Christ by faith.
The newspaper reporter was touched by Moody’s words and realized he was a blind man who needed his spiritual eyes opened. That day he accepted Jesus as his Lord.
People who are in darkness cannot see the light.
2 Cor 4:3-4 “The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel.”
In John 8:12 Jesus said, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness."
We are all like that reporter; only Jesus can open our spiritual eyes. Have your eyes been opened yet to see the glorious things God has prepared for those that love Him?
If you read these blogs and have never accepted Jesus please do so today! If you do, you’ll see God and live your life differently.