For many years my eyesight appeared to be declining; first it was with reading, and then my long-distance vision.
I did not really address my eyesight through prayer and went along with choosing fashionable glasses that I thought were enhancing me. I then obtained a pair of glasses that was to help with both long distance and reading. However, early last year they fell off and broke while I was riding my bike. This meant a return to the opticians, who told me that the glasses could not be repaired, and that I was looking at around £400 (about $568 then) to replace them. At that time, I didn’t have adequate funds for this, so I decided to go without.
During this time, I was also working on an assignment for my Christian Science students’ association to read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy all the way through as if it were a “new book to me.” When I got to the chapter “The Apocalypse,” I read where it quotes from Revelation 21, verse 1, and I was really impressed that St. John “saw” a new heaven and a new earth: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”