I don’t know about you, but when I imagine what spiritual blindness looks like, I see faces of people I know. Friends I have shared life with. Friends I have supported through tough times. Friends I have prayed for and with. Friends who have studied God’s Word with me. Friends who, despite all this, are still rejecting God.
The faces I see in my mind are people who are obviously attracted by God, or at least enjoy being in the company of His people. They recognise that there is something there. Yet…
In 2 Corinthians 4:4, Paul writes that “ 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. ” The tragedy is that the friends I am thinking of have seen something of the glory of God, however imperfectly reflected. They are like people standing in a dark room. The door is slightly ajar, and the light from a world of possibility is shining in, yet they refuse to push the door open and step into the light. Somehow, the twilight that fills the room satisfies them, whereas the thought of stepping fully into a world of riotous colour frightens them.
I think this may just be the worst blindness of all: When Satan convinces our friends that they are OK just the way they are, that they can be satisfied with life just as it is now.
Tranzsend Team Leader