Today I have been seeing things that involve senses. And I don’t know why but I have been thinking about them so much.
First, I watched the Evening News with Brian Williams about a boy from Camden New Jersey, who just a few years ago lost His sight. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and when the bullets started to fly he was struck in the head right around the temple. He says he doesn’t remember seeing, but that one day doctors will create a computer chip that will allow him to one day see again.
He patiently awaits the day that he can see again. In one shot he was typing on his computer device that utilized brail. It was incredible.
Lastly, I saw the video that has been circling its way on the Internet of the 8 month old baby with the hearing implants. This little baby was born deaf and never heard anything. Then one day as the doctors turned on the implants everything changed. He looks at his mother, which was seemingly the source of this new thing called noise. For the first time in his life he hears a voice, and it is his mother, one of the most memorable and noticeable voices for a child, but until this point was never heard. As he hears her voice for the first time he drops what he was doing and looks at her in amazement. He then breaks a smile.
Senses are gifts and ones we can’t take for granted. I think about sight being restored and sound being heard for the first time. I have always had my senses bur I remember that first time I recognized a sense of a different kind; the sense of hearing my Heavenly Father speak to my heart. At that moment everything changed. It was like I was finally able to see. It was like I was finally able to hear. It was like I finally knew what I was supposed to be doing. It was something that warrants both responses, awe, and patiently waiting. Awe because for the first time I was communicating with God the father, and secondly that I had an inheritance waiting for me some day. In that instant all of my physical sense were eclipsed by the sense of unity with God. It was a moment I will never forget.
We can’t forget about our spiritual senses by taking them for granted. They are gifts given by the Holy Spirit. So this week remember that time when you first saw and heard The Lord.