Wednesday, April 27, 2011
When life is blurry
I couldn't find the backpacks or tell that it is raining outside. I had to hold the newspaper just a few inches from my nose to read what was being pointed out: because my sight is so limited my world is very very small.
I suspect you may know the feeling; when fine print blurs into an indistinguishable line as you "play trombone" adjusting your arm to find the right length to turn all that blur into something understandable.
When you take your glasses off you will find it is a great reminder of how limited our sight truly is; and I'm not speaking of corneas and retina length here but instead of the capabilities of our understanding.
Actually all of creation is seeing impaired.
We are not born with the ability to see life clearly; all of us are terminally nearsighted.
God's Word tells us to "live by faith, not by sight". (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Why can't we live life by what we can see?
Because we don't see clearly.
Without the corrective lens of faith we wander in a world of shapes and shadows, unable to see the big picture or the fine details. Everything is fuzzy and it's impossible to determine the reason for things.
But, when we are walking by faith, when we have put on the lens of faith through the principles of God's Word and then, and only then, can we truly see. Now we can understand that there is a big picture and that is to make us more like Christ and to bring glory to the God who has loved and redeemed us. (Romans 8;28,29) Then also are we able to perceive the small details of how God is continually working in our lives to draw us closer to Him. (Psalm 37:23)