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An obstetrician approached an anxious father in the waiting room of a New York City hospital and said, "I am sorry to inform you, but your baby lived but two hours after his birth. We did everything we could to save his life." As the sympathetic doctor was about to leave, the quick thinking father said, "I read only recently that human eyes are needed in cornea transplants. Could my baby's eyes be used to enable someone to see again?"

The next day the Red Cross carried an eye to two different hospitals. In one, a corneal graft restored the sight of a working man with a large family. In the other, sight was given to a mother. A babe, who lived only two hours, gave physical sight to a grateful father and mother.

Some 2,000 years ago a Babe come into our sin-darkened world to give spiritual sight to all who will receive it without money and without price. At His coming, "the people that walked in darkness saw a great light."

From Bruce Howell's Sermon "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

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