Now I See
Volume 3, Day 114
Deborah Kendrick loves to attend Broadway musicals even though she is blind and always struggles to understand the setting and the movements of the characters onstage. Recently, however, she attended a play that used D-Scriptive, a new technology that conveys the visual elements of the stage production through a small radio receiver. A recorded narration, keyed to the show’s light and sound boards, describes the set and the action as it unfolds onstage. Deborah said, “If you ask me if I saw a show last week, my answer is yes . . . I genuinely . . . mean that I saw the show.”
Her experience struck me as a vivid illustration of the Holy Spirit’s role in our understanding of God’s Word. Just before Jesus went to the cross, He told His followers that “the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you” (John 14:26).
As we read and study the Bible, the Spirit of Truth is with us to guide us into all truth (16:13). On our own we are blind, but through the guidance of God’s Holy Spirit we can see.
David C. McCasland