Last week I misplaced my glasses. I couldn’t find them anywhere. DeAnna even sent out an email message to the entire Yaoundé based mission community with a picture of me wearing the glasses enlisting everyone’s help to search for my glasses. As I walked around glassesless everyone asked if I had found my glasses yet. Since they were not found, I had to go buy a new pair.
I went to the recommend location, Korean Optique Medicale. I arrived right as they unlocked the door and I explained what I wanted. The Korean optometrist, in Yaoundé, asked me how long I had worn glasses and then asked me to have a seat at the eye checking machine. After he looked at my eyes he had me read some numbers, and when I said the wrong number he had me try again before going to a smaller number. After adjusting a few lenses my exam was done and I waited for the guy who was going to make my glasses. He explained my options and I picked the type of glass I wanted then I went over and picked out the frames. I tried to find frames that were similar to what I had. They really wanted me to get this checker-board printed frame, but I didn’t think that was really me.
I finally decided on a frame based on the brand name. The brand name was To Heaven. If I need to wear glasses how much better to be able to see when I pick up my glasses in the morning to see clearly if I have my focus not on things that are temporary but on Eternity.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Much to my surprise I had my new view on Yaoundé in only 45 minutes after walking into the store. Plus they gave me a 50% discount since I mentioned the name of a person who was in the store the previous week to get a pair of glasses.