As my body has aged, the acuteness of my eyesight and hearing has diminished. In May, I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Between the two surgeries, I could compare the colors and the sharpness between my “new” eye and my old one. The difference was stunning. In our church sanctuary, a wall that looked a dull gray was in fact a subtle pink.
Also, Meg has given me a special hearing aid that reduces the high frequency of bird songs to a frequency my ears can hear. Suddenly, as I sit on the front porch in the early morning, drinking coffee and reading my devotions, the world is filled with this wonderful music that almost seems like a tape recording of bird sounds. Sounds I no longer knew existed.
As I think of what I had lost and the awareness what has been restored, I realize how much more awaits us in God’s Kingdom. Beyond anything we can imagine, God’s eternal infinity awaits us. Someday, for each of us, the curtain will be pulled back, and like Steve Jobs on his death bed, all we can say will be “Oh, wow, oh wow, oh wow!”
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