This movie requires Flash Player 8. Download Flash Player 8

© 2021ApologeticsPress
(800) 234-8558
syndication   |  About AP   |  Sign up for E-mail Newsletter    |    Privacy Policy    |    Contact Us
Issue Features
View this issue online as it looks in print
Discovery Magazine 12/1/2002

Hide and Seek

by  Deborah Miller

(Open Your Bibles to John 9)

Have you ever had to hide your eyes when playing Hide and Seek? Did it seem like a very long time before you could uncover your eyes and look for your playmates? What if you never again could uncover your eyes, and suddenly you were transformed into a constant land of Pin the Tail on the Donkey? You would then start to understand the land of the blind, but not the land of those who are born blind. This land is so very hard to understand, because in this land you never see anything before your eyes are covered.

If you never had seen the color blue, how would you describe blue to anyone else? When you leave your friends and your parents to go to summer camp or to visit your grandparents, your visit might be long enough to cause you to want to see a picture of those you left back at home to remind you how they look. If you live in the land of congenital blindness (blind from birth), you would never have seen the faces of your parents and friends and you couldn’t see the picture to remind you how they look. 

Congenital blindness is very rare. Some towns do not have even one child who is blind and even if they do, it might not be congenital.  Jesus met a man who was blind from birth, and to show the greatness of God, He cured him. This miracle remains as great today as it was two thousand years ago, because modern medicine cannot cure congenital blindness. Eighty percent of all blindness can be avoided or corrected, but not congenital blindness. Jesus said that this man was not blind because of the sin of his parents or himself. Jesus placed mud on the man’s eyes and told him to wash in the pool of Siloam. The man obeyed and was cured. How amazing to obey a stranger that you never saw. Rather than rejoicing with this man and his parents, the leaders of the Jews unfairly criticized Jesus for performing this miracle on the Sabbath. Take a moment to rejoice over your sight the next time you play Hide and Seek!

Copyright © 2010 Apologetics Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

*Please keep in mind that Discovery articles are written for 3rd-6th graders.

This document may be copied, on the condition that it will not be republished in print unless otherwise stated below, and will not be used for any commercial purpose, as long as the following stipulations are observed: (1) Apologetics Press must be designated as the original publisher; (2) the specific Apologetics Press Web site URL must be noted; (3) any references, footnotes, or endnotes that accompany the article must be included with any written reproduction of the article; (4) textual alterations of any kind are strictly forbidden; (5) Some illustrations (e.g., photographs, charts, graphics, etc.) are not the intellectual property of Apologetics Press and as such cannot be reproduced from our site without consent from the person or organization that maintains those intellectual rights; (6) serialization of written material (e.g., running an article in several parts) is permitted, as long as the whole of the material is made available, without editing, in a reasonable length of time; (7) articles, excepting brief quotations, may not be offered for sale or included in items offered for sale; and (8) articles may be reproduced in electronic form for posting on Web sites pending they are not edited or altered from their original written content and that credit is given to Apologetics Press, including the web location from which the articles were taken. Further, documents may not be copied without source statements (title, author, journal title), and the address of the publisher and owner of rights, as listed below.

For catalog, samples, or further information, contact:

Apologetics Press
230 Landmark Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Phone (334) 272-8558

Web Store

Defending the Faith Study Bible

We are very excited to announce the NEW AP Defending the Faith Study Bible now available.

Featured Audio


Click the following link to visit our Multimedia section.

Featured Audio