Blind But Seeing - Louis Braille

The incredible story of Louis Braille, who made it possible for blind people to read. Faith & Sight working together. #BibleLoveNotes #blind

At age three Louis accidentally blinded himself. 

In the early 1800’s prospects for a blind boy were dim, but Louis was no ordinary boy. His deep hunger for learning motivated him to invent a system of raised-type dots. 

Louis Braille was only 12 when he made reading and writing possible for the blind. Shunning fame and fortune, he went on to live a life of service until tuberculosis took him at age 42.

What Braille lacked in physical sight, he possessed in spiritual sight.

Content that he’d served his mission on earth, his dying words were these:
"God was pleased to hold before my eyes the dazzling splendors of eternal hope. After that, doesn't it seem that nothing more could keep me bound to the earth?"

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 

Give us spiritual eyes, Lord Jesus!

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The incredible story of Louis Braille, who made it possible for blind people to read. Faith & Sight working together. #BibleLoveNotes #blind

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  1. Wow, I did not know that! Very inspiring Gail!

  2. Thanks for the post. I did not know anything about Braille's story before your link to Though I very occasionally comment your posts, I daily read them. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement, João.
      I also was blessed by the story of Braille's life.

  3. There was a story that I heard along time ago about a little girl who was blind. While the preacher was giving the message she began to cry and and as she heard more, the more she cried. The person next to her leaned over and kindly ask what was wrong and if there was anything they could do. The girl turned int he direction of the person that had asked and said no, thank you, but i am crying becauseI can hear Jesus speaking to my ears and my heart.

    John 9:39-41, English Standard Version (ESV)
    39 Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt;[a] but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.