May 29, 2007

I Saw the Light

So, this is a heartwarming story about a local guy who got new corneas from those two girls killed by a drunk driving illegal Mexican immigrant (which was the big news in Virginia Beach for awhile, and also became a shortlived national "controversy" about those damned illegal aliens. I guess the thinking was that if it was some drunk gringo piece of trash the girls would not be as dead. Good thing drunk gringo pieces of trash never drive drunk!)

Anyway, it is nice this dude can see again. (Incidentally, the doctor who fixed his eyes is the same retina specialist that treated me when I temporarily lost sight in my right eye. )

ARTICLE: Cornea transplant recipient says 'Thank You Alison' (The Virginian-Pilot -

The striking thing about this story is that this guy says that the restoration of his vision has reconfirmed his Christian faith:

“It worked wonders for my faith,” Jones said. “But at the same time, I kept asking, 'God, why would you allow this?’ I would have gone a little longer for those girls to live.”

Excuse me, friend, but what in the name of sweet baby Jesus are you talking about?

Worked wonders for your faith in what?

It is as plain as the nose on your face that God did not give two shakes of the lamb's tail if you were kept in permanent darkness.

God kept you blind. It was those things called science and medicine that gave you sight.

If God gave two hoots of Gabriel's trumpet for you to see, surely you could see. She would have done something about your vision, no?

Or maybe, and I am just hazarding a guess here, God's angel emissary was a homicidal drunk driving Mexican immigrant, and those two girls had to die to fulfill God's eternal plan of salvation, and those girls are now singing around God's great Throne aside the crystal river and the streets paved with pure gold.

I've got my one way ticket to the stars! Happy, Oh Happy, Oh Happy am I!

let's take a quick peep at today's news for more evidence of
God's Saving Grace:

A relative found the bodies of a 23-year-old woman and her four small daughters hanging in a closet in their mobile home Tuesday morning, all of them dead but an 8-month-old, who was taken to a hospital, the sheriff said.

The woman's sister, who also lived in the Oak Hills mobile home park, about 25 miles west of Fort Worth, found the bodies, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said. He said she rescued the infant when she realized the baby girl was still alive.

Fowlers said the dead children were ages 5, 3 and 2. All had been hanged with strips of clothing and sashes, Fowler said.

"It's terrible, terrible," he said.

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