Thursday morning we went back to the school for the blind that we had visited in December. This time we were able to walk around to the classrooms and talk with the students. The school is set up similar to a boarding school. These children eat, sleep, & study all in the same place. The school is set up on the side of a huge hill and the views are breathtaking. After entering a few classrooms and gazing out the windows at what incredible views there were to see...I was deeply moved at the similarites there were between the students at this school and the Mahafaly of whom we are called to work among.
This school is set to where there are magnificent views to see from the classroom windows - however, the students are blind. They have no idea what the views from those windows look like. How my heart suddenly felt overwhelmed with sorrow over all of the spiritualy blind on this island. How much more are they missing out on, not being able to "see" the Creator of these beautiful sights?
As tears welled up in my eyes, my heart ached for the Mahafaly...and truly for all of the lost. Those who are kin to me, those I went to school with, those who live in Meridian, in Mississippi, in the USA, in Madagascar, & in the world. They are blind. They can not see the gloriousness of our Lord and Savior because they do not know Him. They need the Source of sight.
Praising Him for His promises in the book of Isaiah...
"On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see..." Isaiah 29:18