TITLE: Now I See
By Dawne Biggs
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When I left the office, I could see everything, obviously for the first time. Everything was so clear. Things I thought I had seen, I clearly had not! (pun intended) This changed everything! Everything was so vivid, sharp! I could not believe all that I had been missing.
All the signs presented themselves when I started high school. I’d elected some difficult classes but I was up to the challenge. I had to be. Logistically I positioned myself mid way in each class. I did not want to seem too eager by sitting in the front. But I was not a slacker either, so the back of the class was not an option.
I took notes diligently, often from the blackboard or tri pods. I found myself moving up closer and closer to the front of the room in each class. I really liked my new high school. I did not want to miss a thing!
After several weeks, I was getting some headaches. This was just too much, a new school, trying to fit in and trying to excel as well.
As a freshman I had to take a physical. My mom took me and everything was fine. I seemed to be a normal 15 year old. I also, at the urging of one of my teachers, had my eyes checked. This was the first time I’d gone to an optometrist. It was a fascinating visit. To my surprise, the doctor told my mom, although a mild prescription, that I’d need to wear glasses.
My parents wore glasses so I was not upset at all. I decided to pick a really cool pair and just go with it!
I received my new glasses in about a week. My mom and I went to pick them up. I tried them and the doctor made some minor adjustments to make sure they fit.
I put on my new glasses and looked around the office. WOW! I could not believe it!
Talking about, “I was blind, but now I see!”
I liken this experence to the realization of my own salvation. I was a Christian. I went to church. I memorized scripture. I prayed in unison with the congregation. Wasn’t that it?
It was not until the Lord made me feel His presence and I invited Him into my heart as my Lord and Savior that my spiritual sight changed.
The Lord showed me that I had been blind as He gently removed the scales from my eyes one by one. He allowed me to look back over my life and I was amazed and humbled by what I saw!
I really had no idea what my faith walk was all about. It’s really personal, significant. I had not been seeing things clearly at all. I was living with worldly vision!
My life has changed so much since those days. Today I still wear glasses and I do not make a move without the Lord guiding me. I see pretty well on both fronts. Thanks be to God!
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