“Mama, I can see the moon!”

By Ana Borden

Recently, I brought our son to the eye doctor for a checkup. To our surprise, he needed glasses!

Recalling getting my first pair of glasses at around his age, I anticipated his reaction the first moments after seeing through these new pairs of lenses. As soon as he adjusted them on his face, he started pointing out signs he was unable to read previously.

However, it was not until we got in our car that I felt his true reaction. As I looked in the rearview mirror, I witnessed him staring out into the sky at which he exclaimed, “Mama, I can see the moon!” His reaction was so pure and unexpectant that it brought me to tears and reminded me of how, sometimes, we take for granted these “little” things, like marveling at the moon.

This recent experience reminds me how important it is that, sometimes, we might have God’s answer to our prayers right in front of our nose. But, because of distractions or oversights, we might just be seeing right past it or overlooking God’s gift that could be right in front of our eyes all along.

Sometimes, it takes the help of a pair of “glasses” to finally “see” the answer to our prayers.

Do you have any examples of the first time you could “see” God’s works even though it was right in front of your eyes the whole time?

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