SIGHT versus VISION


Christianity Today Magazine  (world’s most widely read Christian magazine) through its writer, Sarah Pulliam Bailey directed its readers to read the blog-post I wrote on Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo shortly after his demise on 18th March, 2010. Few hours ago, I was reading through some of the comments posted on Bailey’s article again; and I found particularly interesting  one by Arlyn Briggs on January 24, 2011. I thought you might find the comment interesting too.

Briggs writes, “I was fortunate to hear Dr. Tokunbo Adeyemo at a conference in Nairobi in 2005. I will never forget what he (Adeyemo) said about sight versus vision.”[1] Adeyemo said and Briggs quotes:

Sight sees problems, vision sees potential,
Sight sees plight of man, vision sees power of God,
Sight sees barriers, vision sees bearings,
Sight sees buffeting, vision sees blessings in disguise,
Sight sees the natural, vision sees the supernatural,
Sight sees the visible, vision sees the invisible,
Sight sees the present, vision sees the past, present and future,
Sight sees danger only, vision sees opportunity as well,
Sight sees dead ends, vision sees new beginnings,
Sight sees the status quo, vision sees the possibility,
Where sight gives up, vision goes on.

I hope you will be challenged by the quote above to be a man and woman of vision in life.


[1] Arlyn Briggs commented on Sarah Pulliam Bailey’s “African Scholar Tokunboh Adeyemo Dies” in Christianity Today, Posted on March 18, 2010.

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