Preaching to the blind (physically)

6 Jun

Today I had the privilege of speaking at the local Torch meeting. 

Torch (for those who don’t know) is a Christian outreach for people who are blind or partially sighted. Essentially it exists for two reasons i) to provide fellowship for blind Christians ii) to share the Gospel with people who are blind.

It was kind of sprung on me last minute (I actually had about 20hrs notice) so it was very much a case of getting up and speaking about what was already on my mind…elections!

The text I landed on was Colossians 1v15-17 and I teased out a few differences between the limited, bestowed power of the people we elect and the rightful, awe inspiring power of creations ‘first born.’ Esentially while people have to ruyn around, persuading us why we should give them 4 years of power Jesus already has it all.

I finished by speaking about how we want to be in control, masters of our destiny and how voting is part of that (especially in a proportional representation system). Which is utter nonsense. While we may be able to effect how taxes are spent and public services are run we have no control, none what so ever, over our day to day, the weather, our jobs, our family/friends, anything that really effects us.  Jesus, in contrast, is in total control. Good times.


4 Responses to “Preaching to the blind (physically)”

  1. Larry Norman 06/06/2009 at 7:45 pm #

    Jesus is in control. Sweet sweet words. I’ve tried life a la larry, that was a complete fiasco.

  2. Bill Wippel 22/10/2009 at 9:36 pm #


    My name is Bill Wippel. I help run Tape Ministries Northwest in SeaTac, WA (206-243-7377).

    We would like to be linked to your disabilities resource website. Please checkout

    Our services are free. We are a 501c3 non-profit amd have provided services for the disabled for almost 30 years.

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

    • sammydaviesjr 26/10/2009 at 10:58 am #

      Hey Bill, that’s great news.

      In what way would you what to link? Our Church website is which is pretty navigatable (according to a blind friend) and the info is (helpfully) found under the ‘bind’ tab.

      Hope that helps

      • Bill Wippel 17/11/2009 at 9:27 pm #

        Sammy: Thanks for your reply, which I just found today! Just ,mentipon our website and what we do. Thanks so much and have a great Thanksgiving and a wonde3rful Christmas. Jesus lives! Best, Bill

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