And the Blind will see...

Matthew 11:5 (NIV) ~ The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[a]are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.

Last month I shared a story about my brother Robbie and his upcoming cataract surgery. Well it didn’t happen until just the other day. He came to spend the night with me before surgery and was very apprehensive. In the car on the way to the hospital he was clearly nervous. He said he had a lot of butterflies in his tummy and maybe some worms too.

As I pulled off the highway I put my hand on the top of his head and talked him through a prayer to fill himself with Heaven’s light and God’s love. We asked God to place his Angels in the operating room. We asked God to talk to the Doctor and Nurses to make sure they were taking very good care of him. I also assured Robbie that we could ask one of the nurses to hold his hand through the whole procedure. His shoulders relaxed and his breathing steadied. The butterflies didn’t leave but they did quiet down.

I told Robbie that lots of people were praying for him and that everything would be okay. The doc came in to talk to Rob and he shared that the biggest worry was that this thick cataract that covered his whole lens would burst the minute he touched it. I knew even as I sent out a new text for more prayer that everything was going to be okay. To the Doc’s surprise and Robbie being cooperative, the whole surgery took less time and they didn’t have to use general anesthesia. That huge cataract just popped right out! Thank-you God!

This morning we left early to make the long trek through freezing temperatures and snow to get his patch removed and determine if he could see. Rob got his Christmas Miracle…after years of only seeing a little bit out of one eye, he can now see out of both eyes! Halleluiah!

This month the Women’s Bible Study Group is making prayer beads and learning to use them as a tool for prayer. They have been a great tool in helping me focus during my prayer time. But as I learned with Robbie, there are times when all you really need is two or more gathered and the touch of a hand to bring Jesus near and scatter the butterflies and those pesky worms!

Abba, thank-you for giving Rob his Christmas Miracle of sight. Thank-you for prayer beads and prayer hands and text messages and friends to pray with. Your love is so amazing! Amen

Julie Weldon

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