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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

“Friends, I think we’re in a crisis of hope. I don’t mean optimism; I mean the confident expectation that good is coming.” — John Eldredge

Blind No More

William Reed has been a bodybuilder all his life. At 66 years old, he’s still cut — the last guy you’d want to mess with. He’s also been colorblind since birth. In a video that went viral, William received Enchroma glasses allowing him to see colors for the first time. It brought a tough athlete to his knees.

The moment he put them on, his entire body language changed. He swung his arms like a little boy who sneaked out of bed on Christmas Eve, tiptoed down the stairs and saw his shiny new bike beside the tree. He was overwhelmed, speechless, changed. A woman in the video is heard saying, “Now you can see with our eyes.”

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” — Proverbs 13:12

A lot of us are walking around with sick hearts today. We’ve either forgotten or don’t believe in the promises of God. We’ve either forgotten or don’t believe that He will wipe every tear from our eyes — that one day there will be no more death, mourning, crying or pain. We’ve either forgotten or don’t believe the old order of things will pass away.

One day we’ll stand before God. We’ll lock eyes with Him. We’ll be blind no more. No matter how tough of an athlete we think we might be, there, before God, our entire body language will change. We’ll swing our arms like a little boy who sneaked out of bed on Christmas Eve, tiptoed down the stairs and saw his shiny new bike beside the tree. Desire fulfilled, we’ll be overwhelmed, speechless … changed.

And God will say, “Now you can see with My eyes.

Curt Harding

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