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George Matheson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1842. Before he reached the age of two, it was discovered that his eyesight was defective. He, his parents, and the specialists fought a heroic fight, but before George had finished his course at Glasgow University he was completely blind. With courage and faith he graduated with honors in philosophy, studied for the ministry, and in a few years’ time became the minister of one of the largest churches in Edinburgh, where he carried on a memorable ministry. In addition to his laborious preparation of his services he did a great deal of parish visitation, wrote numerous articles and twelve books, and continued his own studies throughout his life. It must have been heartbreaking for George Matheson’s parents to have a strange infection in their baby’s eyes lead to its blindness. Yet, in that tragic situation George Matheson found God’s resources available for him. God poured into his heart the courage, resourcefulness, and grim…

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