It’s so funny, not laughing funny but odd funny, how you don’t know what you’re missing until someone points it out to you.
Case and point, I was prescribed glasses recently. I go to the eye doctor on a regular basis and have been wearing readers for years. This last visit I was blown away by what I have been missing. Obviously, I knew that my close up vision has been changing as my arms weren’t long enough and then I could not get words close enough. But this last visit I found out that my distance vision is now off, too; significantly off!
So as the doctor and I were talking (Well, he was talking, I was picking my mouth up off the floor!) about bifocals, I asked if the glasses would work for my job. I told him that I work from home and am at a computer all day. So after he said something about “at your age” I left with a prescription for TRIFOCALs. Oh, and he suggested progressive lens so there’s no line.
At my age! Ha! I am ONLY just PAST half a CENTURY!!! He must have a lot of nerve, right? Anyway, I am taking the glasses thing in stride, if you can’t tell.
I just got my new TRIFOCAL progressive glasses in and I am flopping around like a fish out of water. I have fallen, been “high stepping” and acting like a bobble head trying to find the spot that “sweet spot” that I can actually see out of. I have moved lights in my office, readjusted my computer screens and hold my head slightly to the side so I can see clearly.
Yes, I need the frames adjusted to my face so the bobblehead thing stops and several more days of wearing them for my eyes to adjust. Then I will be so pleased with my new glasses! Or so they say.
Salvation is kind of like my getting glasses. Before I was saved, I didn’t know what I was missing. Peace. Joy. Love. Forgiveness of sin. I was blind to my spiritual darkness, but now I can see. I see my holy Lord and my terrible sin. I see His great love for me in that He saved a sinner – me – to have a relationship with Him. He saved me so I can tell others what I now see! I have a kingdom purpose and so do you.
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Savior, call out to Him to save you and He will. The book of Romans tells us that whoever believes in their heart that Jesus is the Son of God and confesses Him with their mouth, they will be saved. Trust me, the things you need to know after that will come as you study the Bible and the Holy Spirit teaches you.
If you do know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, think back on your own journey. It won’t take long to “see” what God is doing in your life. Ask Him to direct you in the purpose He has for you! He will. He saved you so you can tell others what you see!
So “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.” Proverbs 4:25 (ESV) and walk in the glorious light to which He has called you.