Vision problems often seem to come with age. The optometry clinic here on the Indiana University campus provides great service to those in need of “corrective” lenses. But is there another path to regaining perfect vision? My colleague, Debra Chew, writing for the March 16, 2015 edition of The Chattanoogan.com, tells of a time when those “smaller fonts” were giving her problems. The diagnosis? Cataracts. The treatment? Prayer. The result? Healing. Let this blog inspire you today. Here’s Debra:
Because it seemed the newspapers and food labels were using a much smaller font, I saw an optometrist for an eye exam for reading glasses. Unfortunately, I received an unwelcome diagnosis….my dimming vision was being caused by cataracts.
While the well-meaning optometrist was explaining that the decrease in vision caused by cataracts is most commonly due to aging and was describing future correctives, I was thinking that prayer was going to be my remedy. I had experienced good results from praying about health problems in the past. So, I was not willing to accept a prediction that I would eventually have surgery to remove cataracts, even though the doctor insisted that it would become progressively worse.
Instead, I thought about what Christ Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount: “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” By thinking of my eyes as spiritual light meant my eyesight could not be obstructed (cataracts) and was certainly not at the mercy of age.