An Unexpected View
Read: Proverbs 3:13-18
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.” Matthew 6:22.
I was tempted to cancel my scheduled cataract surgery. The thought of having my eye cut and the doctor implanting a new lens in my right eye made me squeamish. But the cataract was clouding my vision and my doctor said it needed to be done.
After awaking from surgery, I had to wear a patch on my eye overnight, so I couldn’t check the results.
The following morning when the doctor removed the patch, I noticed a dramatic change. When I read the chart, she was exceptionally pleased. The vision in my right eye was 20/20.
I still needed a slight adjustment for my left eye and reading lenses, but I would have to wait a few weeks before wearing my new prescription. In the meantime, I was enjoying a new perspective of the world without glasses.
This experience reminded me of my walk with God. I always loved Him, but when I got to know Him personally, my life changed dramatically. Once I invited Jesus to be my personal Savior and Lord, I started to see everything differently.
Just as my physical eyesight improved after my surgery, passages in the Bible that I didn’t understand before became clearer after my spiritual eyesight was corrected. Now I have 20/20 eyesight and 20/20 spiritual vision.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for Your surprise blessings and Your continual faithfulness. Amen.
Your View: Do you read the Bible regularly? Are its messages clear to you?
I pray that my experience will inspire you to delve into the Bible if you do not regularly read it. Thirty five years ago at the age of 50 was when I began reading the Bible and began a new adventure.
I discovered it is never too late to learn new things. Because of my relationship with the Lord I have been blessed to reach out with the words He gives me and touch others.
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