Christmas Reflections

As we approach the end of another year, it’s a time when many of us will reflect on all that God has accomplished in and through us during the past year. If you’re like me, you’ll fondly remember some experiences that may even put a smile on your face. At the same time, you may also be quite thankful that you weathered some of the storms you encountered. I encountered one “storm” that I’ll share with you.

Several months ago I went through the experience of having a detached retina in one eye, then in the other eye three weeks later. A retinal detachment is a medical emergency, so I had two eye surgeries, one right after the other.

Eyesight is something I had generally taken for granted . . . until I was faced with the possibility of losing it. Honestly, it was frightening. But through this experience, the Lord helped me attain a deeper understanding of what He is doing through those of us committed to reaching the lost for Christ.

While I was fearful of losing the sight in one or both of my eyes, there are countless millions who live in spiritual blindness, not knowing the love of Christ, not knowing His tender mercies. It is for these millions that we serve our Master and our clients, who are His hands and feet in a hurting world.

May this serve to encourage you during the Christmas season. You are helping the blind regain their sight, and you are helping the oppressed find real hope in Jesus Christ. It is an honor for the Masterworks team to walk alongside you.