Drew and I had eye appointments after school. My dad has glaucoma and urges us to keep up with our regular appointments and pressure checks. We hadn't been for two years and I woke up one night worrying about my eye pressure. I fear going blind. (That, and getting Alzheimer's but I'll save it for another day.) Our results came in and the doctor turned to Drew with a grin and said "How do you feel about glasses?" My stomach sunk.
"Why, Lord? He was so perfect and now this? Don't tell me we need to get those dorky sports goggles for football. It's all downhill from here... first this, then braces, then zits... Oooh. I think Crewcuts has cool frames for kids. I hope he picks funky rims. I don't want him to have bad eyes. He had the biggest, most beautiful eyes when he was born, and now... they're just flawed."
But, slowly and surely, the still, small voice made His way through all that junk.
"My daughter, I created Drew in my image. I mixed the chocolate brown pigments. I formed the corneas. I molded the retinas. I gave him two legs to run, two arms to throw, two ears to hear, and two hands to hold. And then I gave him to you. Why do you question me?
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart..."
Drew was slightly nearsighted and thrilled.
I was spiritually blind and humbled.
He strutted out of the office, looking like the almost-ten year old that he is. I wiped my tears away and hugged him tight.
He rolled those beautiful brown eyes and I said,
"Man, those eye drops are killer, huh?"
I think I fooled him.