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New Vision on Life - Blind Soldier's Story

Jan 9 2014, 2,116 views

It was April 6, 2005, when Scott's platoon, acting on specific intelligence, spotted a car that matched the description of a suspected car bomber. Following proper procedures, Scott and his men cordoned off the area to protect civilians and approached the car cautiously.

There was a man in the car.

Scott yelled for him to get out. The man held his hands up for a moment, but then he appeared to let his foot off the brake. The car began to roll.

Scott fired warning shots—then the world went black.

"I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me. Does it seem good to you to oppress, to despise the work of your hands and favor the designs of the wicked?" (Job 10:1-3)

When Scott finally awoke, two weeks had passed and the world was still black. The bomb had sent shrapnel into his brain. He was blind, temporarily paralyzed, and terrified. As he realized that he would never see again, the fear began to take hold. Would his wife still love him? Would his men still care about him? How could he live this life?

But the fear slowly changed into something else—anger. Scott was angry with his wife. Even though she was there for him. Even though she loved him deeply. He was also angry with God. He refused to accept the life he was given. Anger and fear began to dominate his mind and heart. He had no idea what he would do. All he knew was that the life he had always known was over.....

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