20/20 Vision with God

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“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.” 1 Corinthians 13:12


This Bible verse has new meaning for me. I recently had cataract surgery, even though I feel way too young to have cataracts! 


My doctor chose to operate on one eye first, and then the other a few weeks later. The in-between time was very illuminating! The difference between one eye and the other was remarkable. I had not realized that I was seeing "things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror.” The “new” eye saw vibrant colors and sharp lines. The “old” eye saw blurry lines and dull, yellowish colors. The changes had been so gradual, I never even noticed. 


I began to realize that my spiritual eyes had also developed cataracts. I had been so busy with my daily routine that I had not noticed my connection to God was growing dim. Then it dawned on me that once again I had pushed God out of my life, except for an hour or two on Sundays and a few minutes during my morning devotional. No wonder I’d been feeling discouraged and disconnected!


Seeing the world around me with new eyes is fantastic. But seeing God with new spiritual eyes is even better! However, the latter requires surgery using God’s word (“sharper than any two-edged sword”) and a daily prescription of prayer. The good news—you don’t need insurance and there’s no charge! (Even if you don’t already own a Bible, there are free versions online.)


I’m so thankful for my new lenses that give me 20/20 vision. But, I’m even more thankful to God for using that surgery to remind me to look to Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith.


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” ~ Hebrews 12:1-2


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