Broken Glasses

The other day I lost one of the nose pads that keeps my glasses from falling off my face. But I didn’t realize how important one of those little pads is in the role of my glasses. According to the Bridge supports 90% of the weight of the glasses. So by my math I lost 45% of my support when it comes to my glasses and it was really starting to cause discomfort.

I looked in some of the little boutiques around our house for possible reading glasses that I could remove the pads and install them on my glasses, but I couldn’t find any. The pharmacy had some, but they were the pad free design. One of the pharmacists that I spoke with gave me directions to the optometrists but I didn’t recognize the land marks that she was talking about. So, I thought I would just have to wait until I found some in a store or I could order some from the states and wait 3-5 months for them to get here.

But on my walk to work today I saw something on the side of the road, broken glasses without any lenses in them and the frames had been bent beyond recognition but there were two pads that were the exact same size as my glasses on these broken and shattered glasses.

I give thanks in this season of Gift Giving for my gift of new pads for my glasses but I also want to stop and give thanks for the greatest gift of all, ETERNAL LIFE!

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23 NIV)

You don’t need glasses to see how great a gift this is but it helps when it’s in a language that you can understand.

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5 Responses to Broken Glasses

  1. Carolyn says:

    Wow! Coincidenally, I’ve had nose pads replaced two times within one week. First, a box fell from an overhead shelf onto my face, hitting my glasses front-on. Then, an unexpected final blow–ka-pow–from a pillow fight that I thought was over broke one of the newly replaced nose pads that had been put on earlier in the week. I marvel how God provides for both of us, yet in very different ways. I’m glad the discarded glasses were lying in your path, that the nose pads were in tact to be reused and I hope they make for a comfortable fit. Regardless, I’ll pack a set of nose pads into the next shipment to you. Love you all.

    • David says:

      Thanks for sending another set of pads. That’s the first time I lost a nose pad since I started wearing glasses, but I don’t wear my glasses when I have pillow fights.

  2. Pop-Pop says:

    God continues to care for us at just the right time!

  3. Lisa says:

    Wow! What a precious story of God’s provision…it brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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