20/20 Vision

Chapter 7 - from a SHELTER in the time OF STORM


It is Monday... and that means a new chapter for me.  This week... "Sight Problems".


Over the past couple years, I have been watching various tv series from the past.
"The Waltons" , "The Andy Griffith Show", and currently, "Little House on the Prairie".

I don't know what fascinates me so much about these shows... Perhaps, I know I can watch most of them without worrying about the content.  As a child, I remember seeing some of the episodes, mostly in passing...

The most recent episode of "Little House" that I watched is the episode where Mary's vision begins to deteriorate very quickly to the point of total blindness.

As I get older, I too am losing my ability to see as clearly as I once had.  Each visit to the optometrists involves a stronger prescription to allow me to continue to read what I otherwise could not.

This is the physical aspect of sight... What about the spiritual aspect.
What am I missing in the spiritual realm due to my "blindness".

Jesus provides a number of powerful illustrations throughout His ministry where he heals those who are blind... Both physically and spiritually.

As I read through the chapter this morning and pondered my blindness, I realized there are areas that I have neglected.  I need to pull out the spiritual cleaning cloth and wipe the dirt and grime away.   
I need regular visits to the Great Optometrist for my checkups.  I need to read the chart and determine if I am truly seeing 20/20.   Neglect will leave me continuing to stumble and fall in the darkness of the blindness.

I look forward to more this week, I am looking forward to getting an updated prescription to help me see more clearly.

Comments

  1. Your eyes are perfect compared to mine! LOL There is no hope for me unless I get a total eye transplant or cataracts develop and get so bad I have to have surgery. But I can do something about the spiritual myopia. thanks for the challenge and look forward to more this week.

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    1. I don't know my eyes are getting worse and worse... Let's hope our spiritual sight only gets better!

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  2. Ryan, when I had my cataract surgery last September, I couldn't believe how bright, clear and colorful everything was!!! Boy, had I been missing out, and didn't even realize it. And that can be so true of our spiritual sight, too. I don't want to stumble around in the dark when it comes knowing God's Word and His will for me. Let me get out those cleaning cloths and get busy!
    Blessings!

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    1. No doubt Martha, get busy with the spiritual cleaning cloths indeed!

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