There is nothing more wonderful than seeing and nothing more horrible than blindness.
But I’m not talking about physical blindness. Some whose physical eyes can’t see can see far, far better than others whose head-eyes see just fine (John 9:39). It’s blindness to glory—spiritual blindness—that is so horrible, so impoverishing to the soul.
That’s because “the deepest longing of the human heart is to know and enjoy the glory of God. We were made for this.”1 To the degree that we do not see the glory of God, we live in the shadow-lands, wondering why our lives and affections seem so thin, why nothing satisfies.
Perhaps the greatest blinder of our spiritual eyes is our self-obsess…