When I first moved to Delaware, I worked 2 jobs and went back to school to try to finish my Masters in Theology. After 2 successful years, I began to develop some eye issues. Unfortunately, the strain on my eyes was too much as I was diagnosed with iritis 15 years ago. While dropping out of school helped, its been a decade of ups and downs, unsure if my medication would improve my condition.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise, Jeremiah 17:4.
In the past 6 months, one of my eyes has been unresponsive for some reason. Thus, I’m facing a dangerous scenario of either surgery or possible losing my sight in this eye. For someone planning on writing a movie script per year in retirement, this is a major problem. Thus, one has to wonder why this trial has knocked on my door. This is where faith, science and the human body collide.
And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven, James 5:15.
Despite the odds confronting me, I am still holding out hope for a miracle. As I wait a month for my next check up, all I can do is be a good patient by following my doctor’s instructions. Meanwhile, I will lift my situation up to the great healer in the sky. The anticipation and waiting will be tough, yet I serve a living God who has a record of restoring sight to the blind.
by Jay Mankus