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Praying and watching cataracts fall off

One of the ways we increase our faith is to see what it produces when others have it. I've shared an example of Jess Davis once before on this blog and especially love the following story because of its specificity. She was in Mozambique and had this experience with a blind man: As I whisper…
By Seth Barnes

One of the ways we increase our faith is to see what it produces when others have it. I've shared an example of Jess Davis once before on this blog and especially love the following story because of its specificity. She was in Mozambique and had this experience with a blind man:


As I whispered "Good evening” to the man in Portuguese, he smiled. I looked into his large light blue eyes.

Cataracts had taken them over. The white in his eyes was stained with yellow, and extra clear and white tissue covered the rest in large clumpy layers. They prayed. 

I looked into the man's eyes. I was shocked at what I saw in front of me. The cataracts and extra tissue covering his large eyes was beginning to fall off. Almost seeming to melt away and fall like large heavy tears down to the African dust in front of him.


The village was in complete amazement. Many people came running just to know this Jesus that could heal the ones they loved. As we watched and waited, the man said he could see some blurry figures. He had not been able to see anything before.

I wanted to leap out of my skin! We knew then that something was happening beyond our control or doing. This night was getting interesting! We prayed again. And each time, more "gunk" would fall from the man's eyes and the more defined those "blurs" would get.

A few minutes later, I looked again into the man's eyes, and the bluest of blue became grayish brown. It looked like he had put contacts in. We watched as his eyes went from blue, to grey, to brown. Each time they would change, he could see more and more.

By this time, we did not have to ask how he was doing. He made sure to give an instant update each time. "I can see!"

God heals people if we'll have the faith and patience to pray for it. I want faith to see God heal like that. How about you?

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