EYE am so thankful that prescription glasses are finally a fashion accessory in my wardrobe. One small struggle I have on the daily is my eye sight. Other than this issue, I am really blessed with my health! Praise Jesus. In the 5th grade, when teachers still wrote on whiteboards and not everything was digitized, I distinctly remember having difficulty reading red dry erase marker specifically. Then blue marker. Then black marker. So pretty much everything my teacher wrote on the board was a blur. As a redhead with bright freckles and braces, I REFUSED to tell my parents that I had trouble seeing because I was not mentally prepared to be the redhead with bright freckles, braces, AND glasses. After failing an eye exam at school a few months later, I negotiated with my parents to wear contact lenses. Even after sitting in the optometrist’s office for THREE hours trying to put in both contact lenses, this became a new part of my morning and bedtime routine.
Here we are 13 years later, and I had enough of this nonsense of feeling embarrassed, even in the privacy of my own home from wearing dorky glasses. This year for Christmas, I asked my parents for a Warby Parker gift card so that I could finally get my hands on (or I guess face into) a pair of fashionable prescription glasses. Warby Parker is an online retailer that has an at home try-on program to find each individual the perfect pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses. Better yet, for every pair sold, they give a pair to someone in need! They allow you to select 5 pairs for the at home try-on. Once you select the favorite, you send them all back along with your prescription and VOILA, they arrive in the mail in no time at all! While I am still a redhead with bright freckles (yet no braces), I can confidently say that I am proud to wear my glasses!
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He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
Jesus was a man of many miracles! The account in the Bible of Jesus healing the blind man is a widely known story. While impaired vision is something that I deal with, I know that God had the ability to heal any human health-related issue. In fact, the technology that God designed through scientists and doctors to heal vision through lasik eye surgery is a miracle in itself! Whether we wear eye glasses or not, we should be looking at life through the lens of Jesus.
Have a blessed week!