“But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired”. (Isaiah 40:31)
Amy is 15. She was born with cerebral palsy. She can’t walk and probably will never walk even though she does tons of rehabilitation sessions. But God has given her “an eye to look, and a crystal eye to dream.” When she was six, her godfather -a journalist- found out she was a very talented little writer. So he bought her books, encouraged her to write, and revised her writings. Every Sunday, he would visit her to share their passion: literature and writing. For her birthday, he would edit her books, in a print-run of 500 copies. One day, this man knew about an International Literature Contest and asked a friend of him’s to translate Amy’s book. They presented the volume, and Amy got the first prize!
Once, a TV reporter asked Amy about the difficulties she had to overcome. Then, she said: “Being on this wheelchair is not a curse. I am blessed. Because if I could walk and run as other kids do, I would not look at people the way I do, and I would not imagine all the things that come into my mind. Cause God has given me an eye of flesh to look and an eye of crystal to look at the sky and dream”.
Lord, give us an eye of flesh to look around us and an eye of crystal to look at Heaven and all your dreams.