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Lifting the Blindfold

I remember going to birthday parties as a child and playing the game “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” With a picture of a tailless donkey placed on a wall, my friends and I would stand in a line a few feet away. We would each take our turn to be blindfolded, spun around, and pointed in the right direction in hopes of pinning the tail in the correct place. As I reflect, I can’t help but remember what an uncomfortable feeling it was to be blindfolded.  Yes, I may have been pointed in the right direction, but trying to reach the wall in darkness was difficult. I remember hearing my friends laughing in the background while I stumbled around. When the blindfold was finally lifted from my eyes, the freedom of sight was a welcomed relief.

The freedom of being able to see the world around you is amazing compared to the feeling of being in darkness. Could you imagine never being able to lift a blindfold from your eyes? Those who do not have a relationship with Jesus live with a permanent blindfold that keeps them from seeing the beauty of God and the only one who can lift those blindfolds is Jesus.

In 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, we are taught that spiritual freedom comes from God himself.  “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”  In a relationship with Jesus, we are free from the darkness of our sins and our pasts and can boldly enter into the light of God’s presence. Our blindfolds are permanently lifted, allowing us to enjoy and reflect His glory!


  • Do you experience the freedom to enter God’s presence? Or do you still feel like sin is keeping you from entering it?
  • Where do you see the glory of God being reflected around you? How are you reflecting God’s glory to other people?

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