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I had planned on writing a different post this morning, but something happened yesterday that was nothing short of miraculous. I had to share this with you today.
Last Tuesday, I woke up with the feeling that something was in my eye. As I looked in the mirror, I was shocked to see what looked like a bubble or blister on the white part of my eye. It scared me to death! I ran downstairs to my computer and began to research what could possibly be affecting my eye. This is typical behavior for me since I am somewhat of a science geek, and I love to do research. I learned all about diseases of the eye, and from what I read, this little blister was probably not dangerous. However, I decided to follow-up with my family doctor.
On Thursday, my mom and I were scheduled to be on a flight to Kentucky to go to her school reunion at Nazareth College in Kentucky. I was excited to go since a big portion of my family lives in Kentucky, and I was going to be able to visit with them. However, my family doctor told me that it was inadvisable for me to wait on treatment for my eye. I canceled my trip, made sure my mom made it to the airport, and went to a opthamologist later that day.
The ophthalmologist poked and prodded on my eye for what seemed like an eternity. Finally, he told me that I had a conjunctival cyst. He went on to tell me that they are caused by prior eye surgery (not my case) or some kind of trauma to the eye. He also told me that they usually don’t respond to conservative treatment and surgery is required in most of the cases that he had in the past.
Eye surgery?? I surely didn’t want anyone to mess with my eyes. I had always had 20/20 vision until I was in my mid 40’s at which time I needed some reading glasses. Other than that, my eyes were perfect. The ophthalmologist agreed to let me try some prescription eye drops for two weeks, but he didn’t seem too hopeful that they would work. I went home and once again researched “conjunctival cyst” and “conjunctival cyst surgery”.
The next day, a close friend of mine called to check up on me. She knows me very well, and she knew that I loved to do research. After telling her all about my eye research, she made a comment to me that would have a huge impact on me, but I didn’t know it at the time. She said, “I’ve just been thinking about this, and maybe you should stop researching. Just stop. Just give it all to God, and let Him deal with it.” I thought about it, and she made sense. I was too busy trying to figure it all out myself, and I just needed to hand it over to God.
I talked with my mom that evening. She told me that she and my family had been praying, and she also asked the Sisters of Charity at Nazareth to pray for healing. I had met many of them several years prior to this, so they knew me.
The next day around 1:00, I put the drops in my eye. I closed my eyes, and while the drops penetrated my eye, I decided to pray. I told God that I didn’t want to have eye surgery, and I asked for His healing. I told Him that I was giving this problem to Him, and I asked Him to put His healing hand on my eye. When I finished praying, I dozed off for about an hour. When I woke up, my eye felt a little bit better. I looked at it in the mirror, and the bubble was gone! My eye looked totally normal! I couldn’t believe it!
This was clearly a miraculous healing. With the help of the advice of my friend, the prayers of my family, friends, the Sisters of Charity at Nazareth, and myself, God healed my eye.
Jesus replied, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.
My father passed away on March 30, 2014. He had been suffering from lymphoma for 5 years and had been with hospice since January. We talked to him about going through another round of chemotherapy since he came out of remission in 2013, but he refused it. During his first round of chemo, he became extremely ill and ended up staying in the hospital for 9 full weeks. He contracted histoplasmosis and almost went into respiratory failure, and the cytomegalovirus that he contracted eventually took his sight in his right eye. Sarcomas started to appear all over his body, and this led to removal of half of his earlobe. By 2013, he had enough and decided that he didn’t want any more treatment. Our whole family agreed that this was his decision, and we decided to make the best of whatever time he had left. On the morning of March 30, my dad would not get out of bed, telling my mom “just a little while longer.” Finally at about 11:30 or so, my mom went in and told him he needed to get up so he could take his medication. She quickly realized something was very wrong, so she called hospice. He was breathing very quickly and heavily, and the hospice nurse told her that the end was near and to let all of the kids know so that we could prepare for the end. They began to give him morphine shots every hour to slow down his breathing. Hospice left the home, and since my mom was by herself at this point, she decided to call her sister, Mary. During the conversation, they prayed and asked God to “take him quickly” so he didn’t have to suffer. When my mom hung up the phone and returned to the bedroom to check on my dad, his eyes were wide open and staring intently at the corner of the room. My mom was surprised because he should have been asleep with all the morphine that had been given to him. Shocked, she said, “You’re awake!” She immediately noticed his big brown eyes, more beautiful than she had ever seen them. The blind eye looked as if it had been healed! My dad mumbled something without taking his eyes off the corner of the room, and then he laid back and peacefully passed away. A few months later at a bible study, a close friend of mine told me the story of her mom’s passing. She said that moments before her passing, she opened her eyes and stared at the ceiling. Her eyes which had been affected by cataracts were big, blue and clear. It appeared as though her eyes had been healed, and without taking her eyes off the ceiling, she passed. In the movie, “Heaven Is For Real”, Colton talks about seeing his grandfather in heaven even though he never met him here on earth. When his father shows Colton an older picture of his grandfather, he doesn’t recognize him. But Colton does recognize his grandfather when his dad shows him a younger picture. So, in seeing the apparent healing in the eyes at the time of death, could we actually be witnessing the miracle of healing as these precious souls enter heaven and become young again? Did my mom, who spent 50 years of her life with this man, witness the miracle of healing as Jesus Christ came to take my dad with him to that wonderful place where there is no more pain and suffering? Did my mom get a glimpse into what heaven is like, not only for my dad but for all those who believe in God? On this father’s day, the first one without my dad, my answer to those questions is a resounding yes!