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Today I had to visit the Ophthalmologist. That’s a fancy word for the Eye Doctor. (I had to use spell-checker just to spell it and it still doesn’t look right)! Seems I have a little infection in my left eye that has been quite uncomfortable. No big deal tough, they prescribed a tiny bottle of $40.00 eye drops and said I’d be good as new in a few days.
First, they put these drops in your eyes that makes everything blurry and fuzzy looking. Then they do the exam. When you get ready to leave, they give you dark glasses made from cardboard to wear. Well, I thought I was just a little too cute to walk across the parking lot in cardboard sunglasses. Boy was I wrong! The sunshine will just about blind you if you don’t put those cardboard sunglasses on!
I got to thinking as I was driving home (with blurry vision AND my cardboard sunglasses on) about how our vision is blurry before we come to know Christ. We think we’re “all that” as the young folks say. But we really are blind. It’s like we are walking around with cheap, dark glasses on - not letting the light of Jesus penetrate our eyes, or our heart.
We have big plans for our life, we depend on no-one but ourselves, we want the best cars, the biggest houses, etc. All wrapped up in Me Me Me….But you know what? None of that “stuff” really matters one iota if you don’t have Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour and make Him your Lord. You must make Him Lord over your entire life. I believe there are a lot of people who have accepted salvation but still have not made Jesus their Lord. It's self discipline on our part to stay in His Word, to pray faithfully, to attend church services regularly and to take care of the needy, as Paul admonished. If we don't, our vision becomes blurry again.
Your eyes will finally be opened when you surrender your life to Christ. No longer is your vision blurry where God is concerned. No longer does the darkness cover your eyes. He brings everything to the light and into perspective. What a mighty God we serve!
I praise Him for finally opening my eyes after many years of darkness and very blurry vision……
I once was blind but now I see
Just like the man in the story
He opened the eyes of my heart
To behold His majesty and glory
Thank you, Jesus.
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10 Oct 2006
I shouldn't have looked at Thomas' comments before I added mine, as I was going to say the same thing he said. It is so good when we can take every-day (well, not EVERY day)happenings to draw a spiritual lesson from. And you have done just that. I love your title. It certainly piques a reader's interest! Cardboard Sunglasses? Now, I MUST read about those!
10 Oct 2006
Julia, this is a very good analogy you have used from your trip to the "
" (I am not going to attempt that big word).
Thanks for sharing this, for it is enlightening.
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