After the 1988 Winter Olympics, a television show featured a group of blind skiers being trained for slalom skiing. Paired with sighted skiers, the blind skiers were taught on the flats how to make right and left turns. When that was mastered, they were taken to the slalom slope where their sighted partners skied beside them shouting, "Left!" and "Right!" As they obeyed the commands, they were able to negotiate the course and cross the finish line, depending solely on the sighted skiers' word. It was either complete trust or catastrophe.

As David Jeremiah observes, "Skiing down a mountainside blindly is an amazing example of transforming fear into faith. Do you place that kind of trust in God and in what He has in store for you in your life? Second Corinthians 5:7 (NIV) says that, "We live by faith, not by sight." Just because you do not know which direction to take does not mean that God will not provide a path. In fact, God is waiting for you to put your full trust in Him. God is waiting to be your guide. All you have to do is believe."

(Turning Point Daily Devotional, 12-19-03)