…said the blind lady, to her deaf husband.”
I used to say that, joking — little thinking that someday I’d have a husband who wore a hearing aid or else had me repeat everything he wanted to hear, sometimes twice, and that I’d get a diagnosis of a degenerative eye condition and prognosis of future deteriorating vision, moving unstoppably toward blindness.
Well, it hasn’t happened yet, the blindness, and I’m amazed at how slowly this whole lose-your-vision thing is going so far. I never could see all that great, though what’s going on now can’t be corrected with glasses. I just take nutrition that’s supposed to be good for eyes, and people are praying (and prayer is powerful), and I can still see almost as well as last year. The only change it’s brought that I really don’t like much is losing mobility. I can’t just hop behind the driver’s seat and take off for any-old-where anymore.
But this whole experience has made me consider what really matters. I always thought the prospect of blindness would be the worst ability loss in the world. But instead I’ve just found myself rejoicing at the fact of the hymn, which is true for me: “I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.”
God opened my spiritual eyes one day, and the reality of God’s kingdom burst on my (inner) sight. I would never trade that for my physical vision. And as my physical eyesight slowly deteriorates, God just keeps increasing my spiritual perception. That’s a great trade-off, in my view.
Jesus answered and said to him,
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.” –John 3:3
Free-writing for 5 minutes on the prompt “See,”
(PS – I still say that, “‘I see,’ said the blind lady, to her deaf husband,” and still laugh. God has a sense of humor and it’s one of His gifts He passes on to us. 🙂