Sermon Illustrations

I recently heard the story of a boy named Eduardo who was completely blind. He had spent all of his life trying to understand the mysteries of looking around a corner or why people could not see through a wall. The article said he often pondered the “wonders of a blue sky or green field.” But nothing consumed his thoughts like the curiosity of his own appearance. What did he actually look like? Recently, he was sent to the states for corrective surgery, due to new technology and the grace of God, his sight has been restored. You can imagine his joy in experiencing, for the first time, the wonders of sight. He finally understood the mystery of seeing around a corner, he finally saw the blue skies and green fields but most importantly he finally saw himself, not as he had perceived himself to be, but as he actually was.

From Christopher Nerreau’s Sermon: A New Creation