"I think it is a great pity that the Master,
when He showered so many gifts upon you,
did not give you sight."
"Do you know," replied Fanny,
"if at birth I had been able to make one petition to my Creator,
it would have been that I should have been blind."
"Why?" asked the surprised clergyman.
"Because when I get to heaven, the first sight that shall ever gladden my eyes
will be that of my Savior!"
~ A conversation between a well-intentioned minister and Fanny Crosby ~
For Fanny, the anticipation of heaven was the joy of seeing her Lord face to face.
I am humbled by Fanny Crosby's response to the minister.
When I think about it, Fanny was truly blessed.
To not see the corruption of the world
and then to go to heaven and look upon the Heavenly Father,
her first sight, is a blessing and a gift.
Do we have that same anticipation, joy
and desire to see our Savior face to face?
I pray we do!
And I pray that we would look upon things that are good, right
and honoring to the Lord while we are on this earth.
God gave us sight and may we use it for His honor and glory.
This verse says it well,
"Thou wilt show me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore."
Have a blessed Lord's Day!