Sunday Scriptures — 20-20

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

It’s been months since I had cataract surgery on both eyes, yet my sight never seemed quite in focus despite the fact my eyeglass prescription is correct, my vision is 20-20, and my optometrist patiently insists everything is fine. I think he’s about as frustrated with this as I am.

So what’s the deal?

In the back of my mind I kept thinking the progressive lens weren’t lined up correctly since I could wiggle the glasses a little, and things would briefly pop into focus, only to go back to not being perfect seconds later.

Well this morning I took matters into my own hands, literally. I noticed the frame wasn’t exactly straight and applied a little pressure on one side and straightened it. That seems to have remedied the problem of blurry vision.

If only the way we look at the things of life were so easy to get into focus and straighten out. Amen?

Back in July I wrote a post about allowing Jesus to remove the cataracts of our clouded vision, but as I think about my crooked glasses frame, I realize just because Jesus removed the cataracts of our clouded vision, being able to see clearly is ongoing, often requiring frame adjustments, or a new prescription.

Believe me, after my surgery I had extremely high expectations of what my world post-surgery would look like. I truly did. These past few months have not lived up to those expectations. But with the frame adjustment, I’m hopeful again.

When new Christians come to Christ, I believe they come with high expectations much like I did with the removal of my cataracts. They expect things to be different certainly, but they also expect things to be much better. Don’t you think?

As we grow in our understanding of what God tells us in the Bible, we may need a new prescription before our vision becomes clearer. We may need to change our frame of mind so it aligns with the mind of Jesus. We may need some adjustments to the way we look at others in order to see 20-20 through the eyes of our Savior, and love as he loves. We may even need to allow God to take us into his hands, apply pressure, and straighten us out. Yikes.

If our goal is to be God’s hands and feet on this earth to advance his kingdom, then don’t you think we should keep our eyes focused on him, and allow him to make the adjustments necessary for us to see clearly?

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Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) 

I wish you well.

Sandy

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