Would You Like to Read a Story? (#152)
I’ve always loved a good story, especially when that story has its basis in the truth. William Monteague Dyke became blind at the age of ten. In spite of having to deal with this disability, he was a smart and handsome young man who did well in school. In fact, he did so well academically that he won a scholarship to a distinguished graduate school in England. While he was
attending that school, he met and eventually fell in love with a beautiful girl.
They decided to get married. Before the wedding took place, he learned about a new eye surgery that might possibly give him back his sight. He didn’t know if the surgery would be successful, but he agreed to have the procedure. After years of being blind, he decided that the bandages on his eyes would not be removed until the wedding ceremony. If he was able to see, then he
wanted his first sight to be that of his bride in her wedding dress.
The day of the wedding arrived, and the bride made her way down the aisle. As she arrived at the front of the church, the last bandage was removed. He discovered that he was able to see! Tears flowed from his eyes as he looked at his bride. It was a sight that nearly took his breath away. He whispered to her that she was more beautiful than he had ever imagined.
The point of the story is that a Christian will experience an even more dramatic scene in heaven. A child of God has the promise of seeing the Savior, Jesus Christ. For the first time, eyes that have been blinded by sin will “see him as he is” (I John 3:2). The Bible reminds us that believers shall see his face (Revelation 22:4). And it will be a sight that is far more beautiful than anything we could have imagined. Are you ready for heaven? Do
you know Jesus as your Savior? That would be the perfect end to a fabulous story!
You can start this personal relationship with Jesus right now. Ask him to come into your heart, forgive your sins, and give you the new life he offers. Learn more about Jesus by visiting a Bible-teaching church and reading the
Gospel of John.
~ Cliff Hoekstra