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POSTED: April 1, 2014 8:00 p.m.

The older I get, the more I pay attention to my surroundings. I notice the beauty of flowers, trees, stars and even little details.
For instance, the other day we were watching an old “Columbo” episode, and I noticed an old piece of furniture in one scene’s background that was just awesome. Also, I recently walked to the mailbox, looked down and saw some type of crawling plant, blooming with tiny white flowers.
My first thought was, “Thank you, Lord, for my eyesight so that I can even have the ability to see those tiny flowers.” James 1:17 reminds us that, “Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the father of the heavenly lights.” This may seem silly, but we take this privilege of sight for granted.
Sometimes, I try to imagine what it would be like to lose my eyesight. At night, when I turn out the lights, I work my way from another room into the bedroom, feeling my way as I go to bed.
If we have our sight, every single day we ought to thank our heavenly father for another day to enjoy seeing his creation and the ability to do so many things as a result of this gift.
We also ought to have compassion on those who don’t have this privilege.
If you are a person who can’t see and have trusted in Christ as your savior, the great news is that there will be a day when you will have a new body with new eyes that will be able to see throughout eternity.

 

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