I always cringe a little when curing blindness or deafness is talked about.
We think deafness is the inability to hear, and blindness the inability to see. Not so.
We use far more than our ears to hear, and far more than the visual signals around us to see. We interpret through all of our senses, and though we may be ‘impaired’ if there are limitations to our hearing and seeing, we still see and hear, and make up an accurate picture of our world.
People we term blind and deaf may be able to see and hear more clearly than you do. It is to do with how sharply you process the information you have.
And if you have faith in God’s Son Jesus, then there is an extraordinary dimension to your senses through the Holy Spirit.
Once upon a time Science was going to give us a cure for everything – but then the dark side of man’s ingenuity (i.e. the atomic bomb) set back that naive hope quite a bit. Nonetheless, our appetite to believe we are so clever that there is nothing we cannot do inevitably leads to us being eager to be deceived again.
Stem cells (which is what I was getting around to mentioning) do offer a new way of doing medicine. We haven’t invented them, but have recognised the body is designed to repair itself, and these basic cells are how the body does it. And it seems we are finding ways to allow them to do that. Facilitating natural healing.
Paul talked about being the first fruits of the new creation. He was aware he was being changed, not by religion, of which he had been an expert, but by faith in Jesus whom he had first persecuted, then encountered. He was aware of his own re-birth, and his re-growth bring in process. It started with repentance and receiving forgiveness via the One through the Cross.
I would recommend this supernatural healing to everyone.
It does cure blindness and deafness, by the way, even if doesn’t always fix eyes and ears.