Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
Lamentations 3:40 NIV


by Cindy Barclay

I can see without my glasses. Ok, that’s not quite true. I can see people and places, but if I want to see details or read the very small print they put in the phone book, I need glasses. Not wanting to admit that age was creeping up on me, I broke down and visited the optometrist to see if I needed readers or bifocals. He clicked different lenses first in front of my left eye, then in front of my right eye, saying, “Is this better or worse?” We went through this assessment many more times until he found the correct prescription for my glasses. When I put them on, I was surprised at the details I could clearly see! I could not only read fine print, but marveled as I rediscovered the delicate beauty of my roses, the miniature veining on leaves, and a sprinkling of freckles on my daughter’s nose. On the flip side, I also saw details that I didn’t like. Now I could clearly see dirt where I thought I had eradicated and wrinkles where I thought there was none. The Lord tells us to examine our ways so we can return to Him. We need our spiritual eyes to be given the correct prescription so that as we read the Bible, we will clearly see. Not only the beauty we are missing but the sin and ugliness we might tend to ignore or glance over.

Thought for the Day: Sharpen my vision

Test my spiritual vision and correct my spiritual eyes, O Lord, that I might truly see things the way you see things.


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