That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…
Myra used to be entertained by her grandfather, who likened her to a fresh bud, that would soon burst into a flower, and himself to a faded leaf, which was almost ready to fall from the tree. One day, after Myra had taken a pleasant walk with her grandfather, she sat down with her mother, and then they talked together in the following manner: "I wish I had grandfather's eyes, mother! What can you possibly want with the eyes of your grandfather, Myra?" "Oh, if I had his eyes I should see all that he sees when we are walking together; but now I cannot see half as much as he does." — "How is that, when you are young and he is old. He often says that his sight is not what it used to be; and though the Bible is in large print, he is obliged to use spectacles." "Yes, mother, but for all that he can see more than I can." "Tell me what you mean, my child, for I do not understand you." "Why, when we walk out in the fields and lanes, let us look at what we will, he says he sees the goodness of God in everything." "Ah, Myra! it's not grandfather's eyes, but grandfather's faith that you want. Pray to God to open the eyes of your understanding, to give you a heart to love and trust Him, and you will then see Him, not only in all the works of His hand, but in all the events of life."
Parallel VersesKJV: That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: