8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
11 I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
I needed a little Isaiah today.
I learned something new this morning, particularly in verse 8, as it relates to the Savior, His power, and what it means for us.
Who are “the blind that have eyes” and “the deaf who have ears”? And why is the Savior calling for them come to Him?
Think about that imagery for a minute. A blind person who doesn’t have eyes is permanently stuck in a state of not seeing. But a blind person who has eyes has potential to see. All that is needed is the Savior’s healing touch to remove the blindness.
In so many ways, we are the blind that have eyes. We don’t see as God sees. We don’t hear as God hears. We don’t act as God acts. And we don’t understand truth as God understands.
We are blind and deaf on this mortal journey.
But the Savior says, “You have the potential to see and hear and act and understand as I do. Let me be your Savior. With me, your former blind, deaf self can be forgotten and you can be a new, seeing, hearing disciple through my power, mercy, and grace.”
The more I study the scriptures, pray intently, attend the temple, and try to follow the Savior, the more I recognize my blindness and my deafness. The more I see my flaws and inadequacies and natural man tendencies.
Today I am thankful that the Savior is calling specifically to me, the blind and deaf, to come so He can heal me, be my Savior, remember not my former things, and blot out my transgressions. He is ever patient, ever loving, ever kind, and ever wanting me to come.