Amazed by God|شگفت زده بوسیله خداوند


“24th story”

First published: Feb.01.2018

Once upon a time,

There was a seventy-year-old man who had lost his sight for a few days, so he went to an ophthalmologist.


After a careful exam, the doctor told the old man that the problem was going to be solved with a surgery that would allow him to see again.


The surgery was very expensive but there was no other choice. The seventy-year-old man had to get a loan to pay for the surgery.


After going back and forth to the bank and finally getting a loan, he made an appointment for the surgery.


Altogether he was blind for over six months.


He had the surgery and after a few days, the doctor removed the bandage to see if the surgery went well enough for the seventy-year-old man to be able to see again.


The surgery was successful and he could see once again, but as soon as he realized that he was able to see, he started crying and couldn’t stop.

The doctor asked him: “Are you happy that you are able to see again?”


The seventy-year-old man responded: “No. I am amazed by our God. How he gave me my sight all these years for free, without any indebtedness and expectation and didn’t ask me for anything in return.


But when I lost my sight I had to pay a lot of money to you and be in debt for years, pay a lot of interest and I was blind for more than six months.”


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  1. “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “Thank You”, that would suffice.” – Edward Sanford Martin. A marvelous story that reminds us not to take God’s gifts for granted and to show gratitude for the amazing gifts freely given. Thank-you!

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  2. Dear Laleh you made my day with this beautiful story it is so obvious that if we thank God for even every second it will never be enough 💕

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  3. When we have something, it’s just a normal thing. .. and when we loose it, we realize the value

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  4. Simple yet powerful message through a small story !!! Good work..

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  5. A glorious story Laleh, the gift of sight is truly a most wondrous human ability. 😊

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  6. I try to thank God for everyday things which I am so grateful for. Laleh, this was a beautiful tale and gave us a good reminder, too.
    I have had three surgeries on my eyes and willingly pay the doctor for the repairs. 👀

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  7. Laleh,
    Thank you for making room for me in your world, and thank the Lord for this gift to me!

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  8. This is such an important lesson. We take for granted so many things every day without realising how blessed we truly are. Thank you for reminding me again ❤.

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  9. lovely story, being grateful is so important!

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  10. How much true he is!
    We don’t realize the values till we loose that

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  11. Human species is the most thankless sort. Most of the people only think of God when misery strikes. We should be thankful everyday and every moment.
    Stay safe. ☺️

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  12. Nothing in life should be taken for granted that was freely given.

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  13. tools
    too bad
    how mad i was~

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  14. You made us think that we should value – what God has given us. Such a amazing story with great message.👌❤️

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  15. So much truth here, Laleh. What we are given for free we do not usually appreciate until then it is gone. Unfortunately medical expenses are so exorbitant they leave some almost penniless. Yet! Without health we truly have nothing. But why do medical expenses have to cost so much? Just asking.

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  16. Thanks for sharing Laleh. 😊God is forever amazingly faithful. I’m so grateful.

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  17. Laleh’s stories strike the heart,, make us think and are always amazing.

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  18. What an utterly beautiful story!! Your stories always wipe off the fog of worldly and materialistic pleasures and wants that settles on our windows to the world. They make us realize what truly matters! Loved this one, dear!❤

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