Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I was blind but now I see

Recently at work an unfortunate accident happened and my prescription glasses were crushed/mangled. It is a slow process dealing with worksafebc so I'll be patient and wait for their decision. I can't imagine it being a problem but I'm not counting my chickens yet either. Currently I am making do and I'm enjoying this new found freedom.

You see(pun intended) I only got glasses for the first time a year and a half ago and I find them a bit of a pain. Always cleaning them and such. Also I dislike them when it is rainy. Being that I live in a wet part of the world it is a real nuisance keeping them clear of rain droplets. So right now I have no such worries.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this but I'm sure I'll get there....

I spent many years making do. I finally bought my first pair of reading glasses about 5 years ago but it wasn't until I did a physical for my current job that I was told I definitely needed glasses. Your eyes will do their best to make up for poor vision but they can only do so much compensating. I also have much better vision in one eye so without glasses I subconsciously utilize the superior eye while the other one is more or less along for the ride.

Upon getting my first pair I saw a whole lot more than I had ever before. Everything seemed bigger and much more intricate in detail. I called it looking at the world in hd and it was a delight. However, the flip side of that is I also saw the ugliness more profoundly too. It was a period of adjustments. It was fun.

However, the night I crushed my glasses under a box it was all very shocking. I could see but it was a sudden and totally unexpected shift. Also, a lot of coworkers(who had only known me since after I started wearing glasses) were asking me if I could see. One was concerned about how I could get my car home. It was all pretty funny.

I'm using a pair of really ugly dollar store reading glasses when necessary. Expanded my explorer windows to 125% sometimes. Changed my text size for reading purposes to large. I experienced a few minor head aches the first day or two but am doing fine now.

I can get by without glasses.

Okay, I know where I'm going with this now....

7 years ago I chose to turn my life over to Jesus. Over that period of time I slipped away from his principles a few times but it never was good. However, opposed to glasses, once you choose Jesus his love and grace cannot be crushed. The gates of Hell shall not prevail, his grace is sufficient. I can see reasonably without glasses but I contort things all out of proportion without Jesus. I was blind but now I see :)


Blessings, James

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