It’s interesting how just the smallest change in my eyeglasses prescription can cause my eyes to have to “adjust.” In this case it is for the better. My eyes are actually improving! Praise Jesus! Nonetheless, my eyes are having to adjust to the new prescription causing a bit of blurriness and watery eyes. However, in a few days all will be “normal” again.
This experience has caused me to think about how we “see” things. We get so used to seeing things a certain way that even the slightest change can cause us to get disoriented; even if the change is for the better. It takes a while to adjust, and sometimes the adjustment can be uncomfortable. When things get uncomfortable we tend to pull away from it. We can pull away from change because of the discomfort. . . for a while anyway. Eventually, change will overtake us and we are forced to adjust whether we want to or not. Ninety-five percent of the time the change makes things in our lives much better. Then we wonder why we resisted.
Most of us need vision correction. God wants to do that for us so we don’t miss out on the beauty and wonder of seeing things with fresh vision. We need to allow God to correct our vision.
We need to see with the eyes of love and compassion, mercy and forgiveness, kindness and humility. We need to see others better than we see ourselves. We need to see our own flaws instead of being to quick to see the flaws in others. We need to see with the eyes of a loving God.
There are such glorious things waiting in the wings that God wants to show us if we are willing to let our vision be corrected for the better. Oh, Lord, that we would have eyes to see!