Thursday, September 12, 2013

Look Ma, No Eyes!

A friend of mine has two artificial eyes. She told me she barely lived, as a child, on a diet of marshmallows and beer. Soon she lost her sight. One day on a routine visit to the eye doctor he examined her eyes, cleaned them, I think. and then replaced them, but upside down.

She was waiting for a bus with a nice lady who glanced at her and saw her eye whites rolled upwards, which gave the impression she was about to faint. "Are you feeling alright?" the lady asked her. "I feel fine. Why do you ask?" she replied. The lady explained that her eyes were rolled upward. My friend knew what the problem was. She thought it was very funny. The doctor remedied the situation right away.

This lady and her husband are going to heaven someday. But I want to talk about some people in a very different situation.

And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,... Zechariah 14:12

What could cause a loss, not only of eyesight, but of peoples' eyes themselves? And so rapidly that it will occur while they yet are standing? I puzzled over this passage for a long time. I believe that it will be the return, to the earth, of our glorified Christ.

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 2 Thessalonians 2:8

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