4th of January, 1809, a certain man was born in Paris. He was born just like every other children were.
But, at the age of 5, one thing led to the other while he was working for his father, one of his eyes got infected.
A surgeon tried to work on it but all efforts proved futile.
Before long, the infected eye had moved to the other eye which got him to be totally blind. He was blind in both eyes.
At that age, he hasn’t yet understood that he was blind. He would ask his parents, who were always in tears seeing their poor boy blind, “why is everywhere very dark?”
Soon, he was made to accept his fate as a blind boy.
He was taken to a school meant for the blind. That place, he tried to learn everything he could through a system called Hauy system for the blind.
But he was not satisfied.
He was always in PAIN of not learning as fast as he could.
Then, at the age of 15, he decided to do something spectacular, he went ahead to design a machine that the blind could use to read and communicate well.
In one of his words, he said, “”Access to communication in the widest sense is access to knowledge, and that is vitally important for us if we [the blind] are not to go on being despised or patronized by condescending sighted people. We do not need pity, nor do we need to be reminded we are vulnerable. We must be treated as equals – and communication is the way this can be brought about.”
He invented that machine meant solely for the blind, age 15.
He named it, THE BRAILLE SYSTEM.
His name is no other than Louis Braille.
Jeremiah 29: 11 reads thus: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
This particular verse clearly tells us that there is no situation whatsoever that we are in that God is not aware of.
There is nothing we are facing in life that is behind God’s knowledge.
God is aware of your pains; he is fully aware of whatever you are going through and he is working to make sure that you come out a victorious.
Pain as we may have the belief, is not a bad thing. It is oftentimes a pointer to our greatness. It directs us most times to the next problem we should solve for humanity.
Pain is not a bad thing. It is part of the process of you to making it in life. God has a bigger plan for you and you have to feel it as a pain before you take it serious so that you can grow and soar very higher.
Your pain is a gift that you need to embrace.
Be like, Louis Braille.
The world is waiting for your light for them to rise. Don’t let us down!
The God of fire be with you. Amen!