For the first time in my adult life, I am typing without the aid of corrective lenses. I've had glasses or contacts since the 5th grade (that would be 24 years!), and without them I could only see very poorly. Street signs - even the biggest ones - were big fuzzy squares of light without words. Without glasses, I could relate somewhat with the blind man in the New Testament who said that people looked like trees walking around (see Mark 8:24).
I was delighted that the doctor prayed with me before surgery. I can't imagine being an eye doctor and not believing in an intelligent creator God. The eye is an incredibly complex and amazing organ! May I use my newly restored sight for His glory.
"Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things from your law." Psalm 119:18
Thursday, July 14, 2011
eyes to see
Dr. Carmen Imes is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta, and serves the broader church through teaching, speaking, and writing. She earned a PhD in Biblical Theology (Old Testament) from Wheaton College under Dr. Daniel Block, an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a BA in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. She and her husband, Danny, served as missionaries with SIM 15 years. They have three children: Ana, Emma, and Easton.