Friday, February 22, 2013

In Focus

English: Reading glasses. ‪中文(繁體)‬: 老花眼鏡
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For the last several years I have been one of those people who can't read anything or look at anything nearby without grabbing for my reading glasses.  This wouldn't annoy me except for the fact that while the reading glasses are perched on my nose two perfectly good contacts are resting on my eyeballs.

It seems my particular prescription caused me to have to "choose two" as I was told at the doctor's office.  I could not have distance, computer and close-up, I would have to pick two.  I chose distance and the computer and felt frustrated everytime I had to put on reading glasses for option number three.  Until last week.

I went for my yearly eye exam and my prescription had changed enough, I can now do without the reading glasses.  I have one eye which sees far to mid range.  My other eye sees mid to close. 

They say it takes your brain about a week or two to adjust to this form of vision correction, but my brain seemed to know what to do after about a day or two.  I don't think about it, I just look and it knows what to do.  I am thrilled to type this without wearing glasses.  I am thrilled to look up and immediately have things in focus.  I am just thrilled in general.

To me, it is amazing that my brain knows what to do when my eyes are seeing two very different things.  It is amazing that my brain can so quickly figure out which eye should see far and which eye should see close and that there is no lag time whatsoever.

There is no way someone will convince me that somehow this brain -- not just my brain, but everyone's brain, just happened to be.  Something this marvelous, this incredible, this adaptable did not just randomly come about from a stew of primordial soup.   It was designed and purposed by an even greater Brain and Mind, one that can never be fathomed. . .a "shoreless ocean."

 Shoreless Ocean, who can sound Thee?
Thine own eternity is round Thee,
     Majesty divine!
A.W. Tozer

"I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: 
marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." 
Psalm 139:14

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