First I will start with the good news. I can now see out of both of my eyes! Whoo-Hoo. It's not the absolute right prescription for my eye right now, but at least I can see out of it. Still have the headaches, but I think it will take some time for my eye to adjust to being used again. Hopefully that will happen soon. I'm just glad to be able to see somewhat normally again. Thank you for your prayers!
On a very sad note, after my Dr. appt this morning, I was riding into work with Tim and got a phone call from work. Tragically, on the way into work today a young man that I work with was killed. He was driving into work and it seems as though he went off the shoulder of the road a bit and overcorrected and flipped his vehicle several times. I don't know all the details, but I do know that a police officer was traveling behind him at the time and witnessed it. He was wearing a seat belt. He wasn't speeding. It seemed to be just an accident. The young man was 24.
My heart sank when I heard the news. I rejoiced in only ONE fact - that this young man was a Christian. He is in the arms of Jesus!!! He stopped by my office one day a few weeks ago and asked if he could talk to me. So, we chatted. He was asking me about my eye condition, how I knew I first had a problem, and how I coped through the circumstances that come along with it. Obviously that opened the door to a very spiritual conversation, as it is only through the strength and provisions provided by God that I make it. I told him that much. I told him how I dealt with it in an ungodly manner prior to my salvation. I was so angry and it was a huge struggle. The anger is now gone, the struggle is still there, but I know I will be provided for. All of my needs will be met. God has a plan for me with even this condition.
He shared with me his spiritual beliefs. He put his faith in Jesus Christ. I am SO glad that I know that. I'm so glad that I had that conversation with him. I'm not sure WHY that conversation happened, but I'm sure it happened for a reason. As a result of his death, I was able to share his spiritual beliefs with a few people today - maybe that is some of the good that will come out of this tragedy.
Hold your children close tonight. Remember the Allen family in your prayers tonight. I can't imagine the heartbreak in that family. I can't imagine the feeling of such a sudden tragedy. Remember his friends, because he had many and I'm sure they are hurting. Remember those who work with him - as I'm sure they are struggling through today. I saw him yesterday and now he is gone today. Life can change in the blink of an eye. Are you ready to go to your eternal home if this were to happen to you? Have you put your faith, your future in the hands of Jesus Christ? I mean REALLY put your eternal destiny in the hands of Christ? If you have - Praise God. If not, it's something you should really think about.
Please pray with me tonight for this very hurting family!