BLIND TRUST at break-neck speeds

Blind trust 1BLIND but skiing at highway speed

In the Paralympics we can watch an amazing feat: totally blind skiers hurtling down slopes at highway speeds. How can they achieve such a feat?

Blind trust 2Blind trust 3Visually impaired and totally blind skiers are guided by a sighted team mate who calls changes in direction and terrain changes, either by voice signals or by radio communication, but no physical contact is allowed during the race. The guide must ski in front of a visually impaired skier but can ski either in front of or behind a totally blind skier.  They participate in both downhill speed events and slalom courses.

Blind trust 4This requires intensive team work.  Their jackets may identify them as ’blind skier’ and ’guide’ but it is not really a matter of skier and guide.  It is not two individual skiers, but two working together as one.  It requires TOTAL TRUST on the part of the skier and TOTAL DEPENDABILITY on the part of the guide. 

Guiding is not an easy job. A guide has to be totally committed to the task, as even a fraction of a second distraction could cause a serious accident for the blind skier. The guide has to be able to ski faster and better, even at high speeds, while at the same time concentrating 100% on his team mate.

As a blood-bought, adopted child of the living God, I can relate to the blind skier.  No – certainly not physically – but on a spiritual level, there are many similarities.
My Guide, of course, is Holy Spirit. The Word of God promises me that He will guide me always, and in the 55 of my 77 years that I have known, loved and served my loving heavenly Father, through the Lord Jesus Christ, He has never failed – and indeed He CANNOT fail.

I AM BLIND
if I depend on my own thoughts, understanding and desires.

Proverbs 14:12
There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end of it is eternal death

Ephesians 2:2
Contemporary English Version [CEV] 
You followed the ways of this world and obeyed the devil.
He rules the world, and his spirit has power over everyone
who doesn’t obey God.

 I HAVE A GUIDE
who is fully qualified, who is totally dependable,
who will never lead me astray, who will direct me without fail

John 16:13  [CEV] 
The Spirit shows what is true
and will come and guide you into the full truth.

 

 I MUST TRUST
my Guide implicitly and follow His instructions with no deviation

Psalm 37:5  New American Standard Bible
Commit your way to the Lord,  Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Proverbs 3:5-7   [CEV]
With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment.   Always let him lead you,  and he will clear the road for you to follow.
Don’t ever think that you are wise enough,
but respect the Lord  and stay away from evil.

Psalm 18:30, 32  New King James Version
As for God, His way is perfect.
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

When we cannot see our way,
Let us trust and still obey;
He who bids us forward go
Cannot fail the way to show.
(Thomas Kelly)

About meetingintheclouds

I am Cloudwatcher, a 76 year old Christian lady, happily married to a wonderful man for over 50 years. We have five wonderful sons, all with at least one University degree and in top positions in their chosen fields. One son is still single but four have found perfect wives and they have given us five lovely grandchildren. I was born in England and while I'm proud of my English heritage, I am doubly proud to be a true-blue, fair-dinkum Aussie. My husband and I are committed Christians whose first priority is to love and serve our risen Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. My life story will tell of my journey from abuse to peace. I suffered 22 years of abuse, being constantly told I was totally evil and an ugly freak: no one would ever want me, so I might as well do the world a favour and kill myself.
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4 Responses to BLIND TRUST at break-neck speeds

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Praise the Lord He leads us into His wonderful peace and we can trust even though we go through the blind alleys with Him. Yes I agree, He never fails for He knows the way.
    You have shared another wonderful analogy Angela. Thank you.

    • We do face situations where we cannot see ahead, and if it wasn’t for our amazing God, we would fear and flounder, but praise the Lord, He is ALWAYS with us. Holy Spirit is our Guide who will NEVER leave us or lead us wrongly. We are safe and secure because we are in the keeping of our amazing God.

  2. Pure Glory says:

    How wonderful to have the Holy Spirit leading and giving us his sight and insight.

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