Someone recently asked me if I developed any deficits after suffering my strokes. They went on to say the reason they ask the question is because they couldn’t detect any. I informed the person that a stroke is called an “attack on the brain” and as such I absolutely developed deficits, some of which are not detectable. I went on to explain that my vision has been affected. One deficit associated with vision impairment is called a “blind spot”. I have a developed a “blind spot”. When I drive I need to look several times to my right and left. I must look more than once because sometimes when I look, items which are there are not visible to me because they are in my “blind spot”. The item may not appear the first time I look but when I look the second time the item will “appear”. Even though the item was always there, I just didn’t see it initially.
As I explained the “blind spot” phenomenon to the individual I couldn’t help but think about a correlation to Jesus Christ. Jesus is always “there”, we may not “see” Him, but he is always there. In good times and bad He is there. Whether the seas are stormy or calm He is there. Whether it is a rainy or sunny He is there. While with my visual “blind spot” I must look several times to ultimately see the item in question, with Christ there is no need to look several times, He is there.
Genesis 28:15 “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”