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Weekly Devotions 



And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized.


                                                                                                                     Acts 9:18


My husband was born colorblind.  He told me he saw everything as brown.  He couldn’t tell the green from red stop lights.  He knew how they were arranged as to when to go and when to stop.  


One evening, as it was beginning to get dark, we decided to go to the grocery store, something we rarely did at night.  As we backed out of the garage, I noticed that our rose bush was loaded with beautiful red roses.  I mentioned that to Jim and he said “I wish I could see them”.  I told him I would pray right then that God would let him see that bush just once.  


We came to a stop light just two blocks from our house.  A school bus was in front of us, and when the brake lights came on Jim began to cry.  I asked what was wrong, but he didn’t say anything until we turned into the parking lot of the grocery store two blocks ahead.  He stopped the car and told me he saw the lights on the bus.  We drove throughout the parking lot with Jim asking colors of every car.  We came to a gray car and Jim said that was the color he had seen everything.  He had called it brown.  He was interested in seeing the actual color of brown.


When we got back home, we took a flashlight to see the rosebush.  Jim was so excited that at the age of 80 God gave him sight to see the beauty of His creations.   We paused to bow our heads and thank the Lord for His faithfulness in always answering when we pray.  Never give up trusting in our God, who does things in His time.  He is always faithful!


Beth Murray

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