Insight on Eyesight

By Pastor Mark McAdow
Our week was totally upended by a diagnosis of a detached retina for Robin. Thankfully, Dr. Funk was able to get Robin in on Sunday for a quick exam and to an eye surgeon in Stillwater on Monday morning. She had eye surgery yesterday afternoon at a surgery center in OKC and a follow-up appointment today in Edmond. Eye doctors must be in high demand -- we were chasing them all over north-central Oklahoma this week. So glad Justin is our “Dr. in Residence” here in Enid!

Even though our eyes are a small part of our bodies, they are extremely important to maintain our quality of life. We use our eyes for most everything: reading, writing, arithmetic, face recognition, drawing, sewing, picture gazing and taking, experiencing God’s creation -- including loved ones, etc. It’s something you don’t think about very often unless you suffer from eyesight problems.

Jesus said this in Matthew 6:22: “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within in you is darkness, how great is that darkness.”  How true!

My Robin must keep her face down for the next six days for the proper healing of her eye. That’s extremely hard to do, especially for a highly active person.  The good news is she can devote even more time to prayer, because it looks like she’s praying all the time already. The sad news is that I’m her caregiver. I’m sure she’ll be praying about that!

Do you know how many words are in the Scrabble Dictionary with the word sight in them? Fifty-one!  Here’s some of the words we often use: foresight, insight, sighted, sightseeing, farsighted, near sighted, unsightly, oversight and of course hindsight. They say that is 20/20! The Bible challenges us to “keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:2. Come to think of it, that’s what the season of Lent is all about!

Look forward to seeing you and yours this Sunday.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Mark

PS: Thanks to all who jumped in Wednesday to help us with our Be Transformed sudy and who prayed for my bride, too. We love and appreciate you.

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