Daniel Kish may not be a muscle-ripped superhero, but as an echo-locator he has bat-like abilities. Even though he has been blind since he was 13 months old, “Kish navigates crowded streets on his bike, camps out in the wilderness, swims, dances and does other activities many would think impossible for a blind person (Discover Magazine).’
As a human echo-locator, Kish navigates his way through the darkness by using “audio cues given off by reflective surfaces in the environment (Discover Magazine).” This is much like the technique used by bats and dolphins.
Kish’s skill as an echo-locator is an ability we all have; however, we are so visually oriented, we are blind to its presence. To help people develop their echolocation skills, Kish says he is on a quest to help people learn to see with their ears.
Is it possible that we are so distracted by what we see that it handicaps our hearing? There are times that we need to turn a blind eye to the visually enticing and learn to echo-locate, so we can “hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Seeing what the world has to offer without hearing what God has to say can you get you into trouble. Eve is a good example: “When she saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate (Genesis 3:6).”
Learning how to echo-locate will help you fine tune your life, so you can hear the voice of God: “The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty (Psalm 29:3-4).”