Monday, January 18, 2016

Blurred Vision

By Andrea Merrell

Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror,
but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.
1 Corinthians 13:12


Vision is a gift and something to be very thankful for. It’s easy to take it for granted until you begin to have problems.

I’ve worn glasses for most of my life. About twenty-five years ago, I was diagnosed with a corneal disease and was told surgery would be in my future. Sure enough, five years ago I had a corneal transplant (along with cataract removal). At some point I will have to have the same surgery in my other eye. In the meantime—with one eye getting better and the other getting worse—it is an ongoing struggle trying to get just the right prescription for my glasses.

As a writer and editor, my eyes are critical to my job. In the past few months, my computer glasses have helped me tremendously in my work, along with avoiding eye strain. They are a great help when used for their intended purpose. The problem comes when I get up from the computer and walk away … forgetting to change glasses. It’s amazing how the whole world looks blurred.

It can be the same in our spiritual life. The Bible says, Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. When I forget to put on the right “glasses” (seeing through the filter of God’s Word), everything around me seems distorted. But when I look at people and situations through the mirror of His Word, things become clearer.

There will come a day when we will stop seeing through that cloudy mirror and truly see everything with perfect clarity. Until that day, let's make sure we have on the right glasses.

(Photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net and photostock.) 

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