Feb 24 – Unnecessary Blindness

Anna May Pennica was born with cataracts on both eyes that left her blind. But in 1981 Dr. Thomas Pettit of Jules Stein Institute removed the cataract from her left eye and she could see for the first time in her life. But the sad postscript to the story is that the surgical procedure that she received had been available since the 1940s. All the years of Anna May’s blindness had been unnecessary. Jesus once said, “I have come into this world that those who do not see may see.” He was referring of course to spiritual vision. On another occasion, our Lord said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.” A beautiful gospel song about the Bible character Bartimaeus says it beautifully. “One sat alone beside the highway begging, His eyes were blind, the light he could not see; He clutched his rags and shivered in the shadows, Then Jesus came and bade his darkness flee.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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