I had my annual eye doctor appointment today. Somehow I always seem to forget about the dilating pupils. The blurriness stays with me for the rest of the day, and I usually develop a severe headache.
As I walked outside with the children in tow, the sunlight was blinding, and I could hardly open my eyes to see where we were going. Did I mention I had forgotten my sunglasses in the car? The glasses they give you in the office are really a joke, barely staying perched on your eyes as you struggle to find your way through the blurriness.
Fortunately, my doctor’s office is just a mile down the road from my house, so I was able to get us home quickly and inside without much incident. But the headache had already set in and stuck with me the rest of the day. I managed to make lunch and get some work done, but I was definitely walking around in a fog most of the day.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known–I Cor. 13:12.
Whether we realize it or not, we are walking around in this life with blurry vision. We think we can manage this life on our own, but we are really just stumbling through, making the best of the vision we have. Some day we will see clearly. Some day we will have the right prescription. But for today, we need Someone to guide us.
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come–Jn. 16:13
Just as I need contacts or glasses to see clearly, so we need the Holy Spirit to help us to see the truth clearly. Jesus didn’t leave us alone to stumble around with blurry vision. He sent the Holy Spirit to guide us to the truth. He didn’t leave us to guess what is right and wrong. He gave us a clear prescription to tell the difference.
If you feel troubled or perplexed with life, maybe it’s time you put on your “glasses.” The first thing to do is to accept Jesus as your personal Savior. Then you need to continue to adjust your prescription through reading His Word and spending time in prayer with Him. Then follow Him. He will always lead you on the path to righteousness.
The truth is that we will never have 20/20 vision on this side of eternity. We will always need a Guide to help us see clearly. It’s just one more reason for us to loosen our hold on this world and look to our eternal home instead.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal–2 Cor. 4:18.
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