September 9 Unlimited Vision

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:1–8

Key Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Illness destroyed Helen Keller’s sight and hearing when she was not yet two years old, leaving her cut off from the world,” writes William Bennett in The Book of Virtues.

For nearly five years she grew up, as she later described it, wild and unruly …

Anne Sullivan’s arrival at the Kellers’ Alabama home from the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston changed Helen’s life … Through the sense of touch she was able to make contact with the young girl’s mind, and within three years she had taught Helen to read and write Braille. By sixteen, Helen could speak well enough to go to preparatory school and college. She graduated cum laude from Radcliffe in 1904, and devoted the rest of her life to helping the blind and deaf-blind, as her teacher had done.

In recalling the first day she spent with Anne Sullivan, Helen wrote, “It would have been difficult to find a happier child than I was as I lay in my crib at the close of that eventful day and lived over the joys it brought me, and for the first time longed for a new day to come.”

Anne Sullivan had a vision without boundaries, and she shared it with American author and speaker Helen Keller.

Are your goals limited by fear or doubt? God has a plan for your life that is broad and full of hope. Even now He waits to reveal it to you.

Almighty God, I repent of the fear and doubt that limit my vision. Your plan for me is greater than I can imagine. Even now, You wait to reveal it to me. Lord, I am ready to receive it.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 264). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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