Three weeks from today I’m going to have cataract surgery. You are probably thinking, “Isn’t she a little young to have cataracts?” The answer is yes. Even the ophthalmologist I went to was skeptical until he looked at my eyes, even though an optometrist (the eye glass doctor) sent me with a referral. I was told at the age of forty that I had cataracts and they said, “You shouldn’t have any vision problems for 15 or 20 years.” But it is SEVEN years later and I could tell my vision was getting rapidly worse. So I went to the eye doctor and she said one eye had gone from 1.25 magnification to 2.5 and the right eye went from 1.5 to 5.0!! I have to tell you it’s really scary.
I have had surgery before, with two of my children. But i didn’t have to watch it. In this case, the doctor will be pointing a scalpel at my eye. I have looked up all the verses on fear and of course the one that stand out is the one that says, “Love drives out fear.” I am so glad God loves me so much. I am really going to need it during this time. I’m sure there are Christians that have been in much more fearful situations than cataract surgery and cried out to God for His help and mercy. Isn’t He awesome that He will always be with us to take away our fear and give us mercy when we don’t deserve it?