I am anxiously waiting for my new glasses to arrive. It has been a long six weeks since my first cataract surgery. My right eye was fixed for clearer long-distance vision and the left eye for arm-length vision. Cheater glasses help with reading and close-up work, but I do not like to leave them perched on the end of my nose. My new glasses will give me clearer vision in both eyes. I can't wait.
The first of the year started out with optimism. I challenged all of us to make 2020 the best year of all.
Take a leap of faith.
Faith is the opposite of fear.
Taking a leap of faith says that we believe God rather than what we hear in the world or what logic or fear tell us. I can survive a Leap Year filled with uncertainties and scary changes if I take the unchangeable God at his word and rely on him through the next 366 days. Blog post dated February 28, 2020
That was posted in February 2020 before everything locked down in March due to Covid 19. I have had to rely on God daily through much of our year-long turmoil. Like the blind man touched by Jesus, it has taken some time to clearly see the things in front of me.
“They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?" 24He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around." 25Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't even go into the village." Mark 8:22-26
Our biggest challenge this year was to close our company, Consulting Aviation Services. We sorted all the paperwork and supplies from 24 years of hard work. I knew our office suite would sit on the market for months after listing with a commercial agent. My blurred vision was restored when we were under contract on the day of listing.
What a surprise to learn we will close on the sale October 9. 2020 has been a challenging year but filled with promise and hope that better days are around the corner. The national election is almost four weeks away and I will be praying daily for the right outcome for our country. I plan to see clearly now and wish the same for you.