“Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?” ~ Mark 8:17-18
I am currently sitting in a room with the shades drawn and the lights off, starting at my computer screen through glasses and dilated eyes. It isn’t the prettiest picture – or the most fun way to start my day. But going to the eye doctor, while always a part of my life, has become almost routine in the last several months.
After my son was born, it was as if I woke up one day and my contacts no longer fit. Having worn glasses since I was in first grade, poor vision is something that I’ve always struggled with. But this was suddenly spectacularly bad – I went from 20/20 vision to barely legal to drive. I’ve worn the same type of contacts for years; in order to correct what my eye doctor generously calls my “extreme nearsightedness.” So it’s been back and forth from the eye doctor for months, trying to correct the wonky vision that was cause by all the stress of my husband’s death and giving birth.
The contacts I was given today do an amazing job of correcting my sight. They allow my vision to be clear and stable – granting me near perfect vision. It’s truly amazing what a little piece of plastic slipped into the eye can do. But it makes me look forward to the day that I will no longer need vision correction – when I can look into the face of my Lord and see Him clearly.
Human sight is something I don’t take for granted – probably because on my own I have so little. But spiritual sight is something that I know I do take for granted – I don’t spend enough time in the Word to truly understand what God is telling me. Am I spending as much time trying to correct how I look at the world through my spiritual lens as I do my physical sight? I wish I could say yes, but I know the answer is no. I should be more concerned with how I am seeing the world as a believer than I am about seeing every letter on a computer screen in sharp relief.
Spend some time in the Word today, building up your ability to see what God is doing in your life. Learning to see that way is just as important as physical sight.