I recently came across a video called Describing Colors To Blind People. It made me think about my childhood and how I used to pretend that I was blind by closing my eyes to “see” if I could find my way around. I never tried it for very long and always bumped into something.
But — howÂ wouldÂ you describe a color to a blind person? This video was made by a man whose blind. It’s an interesting video.
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The video also reminded me of a story in the Bible …
“They came to Bethsaida,Â and some people brought a blind manÂ and begged Jesus to touch him.Â He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spitÂ on the manâ€™s eyes and put his hands onÂ him, Jesus asked,Â â€œDo you see anything?â€
He looked up and said, â€œI see people; they look like trees walking around.â€
Once more Jesus put his hands on the manâ€™s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.Â Jesus sent him home, saying,â€œDonâ€™t even go intoÂ the village.â€ Luke 8:22-26
I look forward to the day when both physical and spiritual blindness are lifted from our eyes.
2 thoughts on “Colors to Blind People”
My son is deaf and received cochlear implants when he was five. It was like a miracle for him and us. However . . .
He couldn’t hear right away; his ears could hear, but his brain couldn’t make sense of the stimuli. It has taken months, no, years, for his brain to make full use of his “ears”.
We love this miracle because it shows us that Jesus understood the dual levels of healing. He could have healed the man’s blindness completely the first time, but he did it in stages that seem to correspond to healing the eyes and then healing the brain. He didn’t mess up the first time; he wanted us to have an inkling about how complex a miracle is, and thus, how amazing our God is.
We who have both eyes that see and ears that hear sometimes take them for granted.
I never realized there was a “long pause” between the brain making sense of hearing when someone receives cochlear implants.
Thank you so much for sharing.