Sunday, November 27, 2011
The theme of our church service this morning was seeing hope around us. Which was very appropriate with my wife's trip to Nicaragua this week. She is on an eye care mission with TWECS (Third World Eye Care Society) providing free eye care to individuals who cannot afford it in the poorest areas of the world.
This 8-year old little boy has been legally blind since birth. His world view ended about 12 inches from his face. What he actually needed was glasses. This is a picture of him shortly after receiving his first ever pair of glasses. Imagine growing up not knowing that everything should not be fuzzy. Can you imagine how this child's world has changed simply be now being able to see?
I can think of no better example of seeing hope in the world around us than the look on this child's face. Rather than despairing, think of the possibilities and think about providing hope to those around us.