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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Monday, May 3, 2010

Blurry Eyes

"They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?" He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around." Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly." Mark 8:22-25

This passage has been on my mind this morning, perhaps because I have been experiencing some difficulties with my eyes. After my laser procedure a week ago, I experienced blurriness, dryness and some pain. I had thought that given time, the symptoms would go away. For some reason, they have remained.

I must admit that it has been a bit frustrating. Now is a time when I most need my eyes. The work that I need to accomplish over the next several days, requires quite a bit of reading and working on the computer - both which have been difficult. I can only do these for limited times, before I need to rest my eyes because they become too blurry.

On Saturday, I rested my eyes longer than I anticipated - I fell asleep for almost three hours! I go this afternoon to see if something is going on with my eye. But even in the midst of blurriness, and inconvenience, I choose to turn my eyes on the Lord. He is my hope and refuge!

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