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Visually Impaired

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Visually Impaired

This week has been a rather exciting week at our house.  I woke up Wednesday morning with my eye painfully swollen shut and after a trip to the eye clinic, discovered it was a bacterial infection.  So with glasses over fifteen years old, I have struggled for five days to feel my way around the house and scramble to cook and perform my normal duties.  With it being Easter week, I had so many activities planned, parties to attend, and a long list of things to do.

My week started off with my normal trip to a clinic in town that accepts blood plasma.  I have been going about two times a week to save some money for our upcoming family trip.  Yes, I get paid (a little) to save lives!  So my children were in the childcare room, which they absolutely love, playing with the toys.  My oldest daughter has fallen in love with the lady, Ms. R, that runs the childcare room.  They talk about life and so much more.  We left the clinic and were driving home when my daughter started telling me about her conversation.  She asked Ms. R if she knew the true meaning of Easter.  Ms. R explained that she did not really believe all the Bible teaches about Jesus.  Karis went on to explain in detail the meaning of Easter, the life of Jesus, the result of our sin, and our need for a Savior.  As Ms. R kept asking skeptical questions, Karis would further explain that Jesus paid that penalty to take away our sin, and now we can have a right relationship with God that has been broken by sin.  Ms. R then began asking questions about drinking alcohol and things related to modern Christianity.  Karis handled her answers pretty well, then she told Ms. R that she could come to our church on Easter, then she could ask her daddy any questions she had!

As I was driving and just listening, I was amazed at how well my daughter had articulated the gospel.  I turned around and with a huge smile I told her that she did a wonderful job and that for the very first time she had shared the gospel with a lost person.  Not only a person, but an adult.  She shared the gospel.  And when I said that she was surprised.  She was not intentionally going in that room to share the gospel, she was being completely herself.  She was sharing her heart.  She was excited about Easter and was genuinely sharing from her heart.

So proud I was.  I drove home and told about one-hundred of my friends.  Not really, maybe four.  But on top of proud, I was convicted.  How many times have I had Jesus on my mind and just wanted to share with a lost person.  It has been a while.  I have shared with children in Awana, I have shared on the soccer field with children, but how many times have I taken an open opportunity to sit and share with an adult.  In church yesterday we looked for Ms. R.  Karis searched every pew with her eyes, watched people come in and out, and was heart broken that she didn’t show up.  How many times have I invited with intensity, with much prayer, and watched and waited for someone to show?

So this Easter was special.  Not only because I couldn’t physically see with my eyes, it was special because my daughter has different eyes.  She sees people’s souls.  She cares for their souls.  Even as I have sit here typing she has interrupted to ask me about having Ms. R in our home.  Yes, we will.  Oh daughter, yes we will.

Last night as I was having to make a quick run to the pharmacy (a common occurrence around here), I was backing out of the driveway.  My kids were running around the yard playing hide and seek with our neighborhood kids.  The little girls had their heads covered with a muslim hijab.   I stopped in the road and said a prayer, that God would break through that religion of lies and use my daughter to do it.  What an amazing mission field God has placed our family in.  We have people all around that need to hear the Gospel message.  My eyes have been opened, I can now see differently.  I may be visually impaired while this infection clears, but God has given us a job.  And this job only requires spiritual vision.

Psalm 119:17-18 “Deal bountifully with your servant,
that I may live and keep your word.  Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.”

Acts 13:47 “For so the Lord has commanded us, saying,
“‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

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