An Eye-Opening Experience

It's been years since I've had my eyes dilated at the eye doctor's office. I didn't know they'd be doing that at my appointment today, but they did.

She warned me that the sun would be blinding, and she gave me those adorable roll-up sunglasses to wear afterwards. Because, yes, I had planned to drive to the grocery store afterwards. I was every bit the fashion statement as I headed for the door to leave the office.

And today is the very first day in a long time that I've truly been blinded. As soon as I opened that door, the sunlight flooded my poor dilated eyes. I'm sure the ladies at the front desk were watching me stumble to where I thought I had parked my car.

At least the key fit, so I'm pretty sure I brought my car home.

I made it to the store, made it through the store and made it home without incident, praise the Lord. But my eyes were opened, literally and figuratively, for quite a while after that.

As soon as I got home, and got the groceries put away, I looked up these verses from the very back of the Book:

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. 

And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.  Revelation 22:1-7

If I was blinded by the just sun, imagine what the light from the Lord God Himself will be like. We'll have to have new bodies just to be able to stand in the presence of such a shining light.

The everlasting light will be such a sight behold. I can't wait for a world with no more darkness and no more night. There will never be need for lamp or candle or flashlight - it will all be taken care of.

How sweet to have just a taste of what a glorious day that will be.

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