18thcentTools for the Journey

  • Reading this blog (that one is for my children who think i am invisible 😉 )
  • Read to your children
  • Spectacles if you need them.



Day 3 Jesus Helped Other See and So Can You


These days my father is almost blind. It is hard to accept, as much for him as it is for the rest of us. As i grew-up I remember him reading to us every night, completing the crossword, working hard and gardening, lots of gardening. His sight was damaged over time by a number in things, but it is the glaucoma that is robbing him of the last of his sight.

We may not be able to physically heal another person’s sight, but we can help others see Jesus Christ by the way we speak and act.

We can help preserve other people’s sight by donating our old spectacle that we no longer need. Try here – 

http://www.chilions.org.uk/donating-spectacles.html  (UK)

http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/eyeglass-recycling.php (USA)

These are just two places you can send them to, but there are others, which a Google search will show or maybe you know of one near you.


 “6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.”

John 9:6–7

Things to do

  1. If you haven’t had your eyes testing in the last two years, get them tested.
  2. If you are supposed to wear spectacles, then wear them.
  3. Donate your old spectacle to an organisation that will use them to help restore sight to others.