An Unexpected View

My Faithful Lord

You promised to love me,
You promised to care.
Though at times You seem absent,
I know You are there.

You’ve given me love,
You’ve given me hope,
You hold my hand often,
You’ve helped me to cope.

 I must not forget You,
I must remain true,
For there’s no one who loves me
As much as You do.


Read Proverbs 3:13-18

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.” Matthew 6:22

I was tempted to cancel my scheduled cataract surgery. The thought of having my eye cut and the doctor implanting a new lens in my right eye made me squeamish. But the cataract was clouding my vision, and my doctor said the operation was necessary. After awaking from surgery, I had to wear a patch on my eye overnight, so I couldn’t check the results.

The following morning when the doctor removed the patch, I noticed a dramatic change. When I read the chart, she was exceptionally pleased. The vision in my right eye was 20/20. I still needed a slight adjustment for my left eye and reading lenses, but I would have to wait a few weeks before wearing my new prescription. In the meantime, I was enjoying a new perspective of the world without glasses.

That experience reminded me of my walk with God. I always loved Him, but when I got to know Him personally, my life changed dramatically. Once I invited Jesus to be my personal Savior and Lord, I started to see everything differently.

Just as my physical eyesight improved after my surgery, passages in the Bible that I didn’t understand became clearer after my spiritual eyesight was corrected. Now I have 20/20 eyesight and 20/20 spiritual vision.

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by Frances Pasch

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Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poetry have been published hundreds of times the past thirty years in different denominational Sunday school papers, magazines, and book compilations. Her book, Double Vision, Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry was released December 12, 2013, by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. It is a double eye-opener–two ways of looking at the same spiritual truth. Frances enjoys encouraging other writers, and she has been leading a women’s Christian writers’ group for the past 25 years. You can read some of her writing on her newly updated website: Also, check out her new Community Page, and follow her on Twitter @Frances Pasch.

About Be the Light Editor

Martin Wiles is a minister, author, freelance editor, and English teacher who lives in Greenwood, SC. He is the founder of Love Lines from God and is the author of Grits & Grace and God and Grits, Gumbo and Going to Church. He serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions ( and Assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of three.

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