How to Walk in the Dark

How to Walk in the Dark

Sunday, July 12, 2020
| Psalm 119:105-112

Would you attempt to make an ascent of the highest mountains of each of the seven continents? Really? Would you do it if you were blind? Erik Weihenmayer did. Perhaps we, too, can learn how to walk in the dark.

Erik Weihenmayer is an amazing athlete and adventurer. He’s kayaked all 277 miles of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, which, according to one source, is “considered one of the most formidable whitewater venues in the world.” He has climbed the “seven summits” of the world, that is, the highest mountain peak on all seven continents.

He has climbed the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

He has biked from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

He has climbed Mount Everest. And after accomplishing this feat, he was featured on the cover of TIME magazine.

Erik Weihenmayer is blind. Unsighted. Can’t see.

He’s been this way since he was a kid. When he was only 15 months old, he was diagnosed with juvenile retinoschisis. Doctors said he would be totally blind by age 13. And he was.

In 2001, Homiletics interviewed him in his Golden, Colorado, home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. He told us the story of a descent off the...

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