Have you noticed in the blink of an eye we can get blind-sided by life?
It was the winter that held on with both frozen fists, so I figured that must be the reason everything looked so colorless and bleak. Then the earth woke up and started putting on a few pastel garments of spring, but everything still looked gray. I wasn’t sure if it was the way I was looking at things or the way I was seeing them . . .
A recent visit to the eye doc revealed that cataracts had clouded my vision, little by little, until it wasn’t little any longer. Peering through a cataract is like looking through a gauze veil until suddenly we get blurred to the beauty surrounding us.
Like anyone who has a habit of chasing God, I can find a spiritual slant to everything. I love how the apostle Paul (2 Corinthians) helps us see spiritual sightedness more clearly by using veils and mirrors.
Blindness and clarity. The unevenness is enough to undo a person. . .
That’s how it’s been since my cataract surgery last week. For now, I see perfectly with one eye and hardly at all with the other. So, what do you do with imbalanced sight?
The ophthalmologist’s advice was to train my brain to focus on one thing and the other eye would depend on the good.
And so, I’m thinking if we can train our mind to focus on one thing that can prevent us from running into walls and falling all-the-way-down then we can shift our view while walking through the glare of this world. Agree?
Focus on the holy with eyes wide shut.
So, even though I’m seeing spring a little more colorful (out of one eye) than I did before, I must train my mind not to have double vision and look at winter bleak at the same time . . .
It’s amazing to realize the naked eye can see light years away into the universe but can’t seem to see inside the depth of ourselves. Only God the Father can give us that holy lens.
If you’re ever at a loss for something to thank God for – pause and praise with me right now for our eyes . . . those of the face and heart.
We all with unveiled faces are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory. 2 Corinthians 3:12-14
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