The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4 (NIV)
In Canada, people are considered legally blind if their best eye has 20/200 vision or less with the help of glasses or contact lenses. Having 20/200 vision means that a person cannot be more than 6 m away to see what a person with normal vision can see from 60 m away. Canada also considers people legally blind if their visual field is 20 degrees or less, even with the help of glasses or contact lenses. Having a visual field of 20 degrees means that people have trouble seeing to the side when looking straight ahead.
Those of us who know and love Jesus can’t understand why those who are not followers of Jesus don’t immediately grasp and respond to the Gospel when it is shared with them. Who wouldn’t want to receive the gift of eternal life? Who wouldn’t want to love and follow Jesus, who loved us enough to die for us and take upon Himself the punishment our sins deserve? Those of us who have experienced His love and grace shake our heads at those who don’t. There is a reason, and the apostle Paul speaks to it in 2 Corinthians 4:4: “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” There is a spiritual battle going on in the heart of every human being – Satan hates God and us, and does all he can to keep people from responding to God’s love. So when you share the Gospel with someone, pray that the Lord will open their eyes to see the Truth and respond to Jesus.
These have been words from the heart.