A few weeks weeks ago, I was in a restaurant, slipped and fell backwards, cracked my skull, and lost vision, among other injuries. The vision loss was gradual, and occurred over a few days. By the end of the week, I was barely able to see the beautiful rolling hills outside my window.
My doctors told me that I needed a back operation that would leave me unable to walk and in a wheelchair. They had no remedy for the massive damage to my brain, but thought that they should operate. I decided to take two months vacation, and instead of succumbing to the doctor’s desire to operate, I checked myself out of the hospital.
Every morning when I awakened, I put on the back brace I was given, rolled my wheelchair to an open window, breathed deeply, and imagined that I could see the rolling hills. When Rebekah called me to write this Blog, I knew that my days of vision loss had ended. I knew that I would indeed see those hills again, and I did.
I don’t know what I will say to my doctors when I see them. They will be stunned when I tell them that I have no need for the seeing eye dogs that they had requested on my behalf. They also will be stunned to learn that I am now walking without the back brace, because I previously was unable to move my legs without it.
I have an uncle-in-law who is a pediatrician, and I know that worried parents will continue to bring their children to him for any and every illness. I hope he knows that if they are sealed and raptured, they can diagnose and heal themselves. I hope he trusts that the spirit in them knows the solution to every problem they might encounter. I hope that he too will become sealed and raptured. In Jesus’ name, Amen.