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I Will Serve God Without My Eyes

70 X 7, The Freedom of Forgiveness, David Augsburger

In his book 70 X 7, The Freedom of Forgiveness, David Augsburger tells of General William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, who had lost his eyesight. His son was given the difficult task of telling his father there would be no recovery.

"Do you mean that I am blind?" the General asked.

"I fear we must contemplate that," his son replied.

The father continued, "I shall never see your face again?"

"No, probably not in this world."

"Bramwell," said General Booth, "I have done what I could for God and for His people with my eyes. Now Shall do what I can for God without my eyes."