Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bread for the Journey


Psalm 19: 8 “The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.”

1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see through a glass darkly but then face to face. Now I know in part but then I shall know even as also I am known.”

Light and vision have been recurring subjects of conversation in our house lately.
My husband had a cataract removed from first one eye and then a month later, the other. I had the procedure done several years ago and understand as he speaks of the changes this is making in how he sees.

In cataract surgery, the doctor removes the clouded lens from your eye and replaces it with a soft plastic lens. The new lens is usually a corrective one as well so that your vision is improved.

During the month between having the left eye and right eye done you can’t help but compare what you see with each eye. From seeing things as an indistinct blur, to seeing sharply; from seeing things with a subdued and yellowed cast, to seeing bright clear colours; the difference between the “good” eye and the “bad” is remarkable.

The Bible tells us that the commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. When we obey His commands, His will is made clear to us, illuminating our daily walk.

And, as it says in 1 Corinthians; our limited and often flawed perceptions here on earth will be clear and vibrant when we see Christ face to face. What we see as negative experiences while we are going through them will be shown as blessings when seen through His perfect lens.
May we "see" things as He does - clear, illuminating and true.

8 comments:

  1. What wonderful thoughts. Thanks for sharing on this beautiful Sunday morning that He has given us!

    until next time... nel

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  2. Bev, what a wonderful true life experience relating to God's Word.
    I'll take it with me this week, thank you.

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  3. Thank you, Bev.
    Vic too has had cateract surgery and compared his clear vision eye to the other. What a great analogy to the brightness that God's Word gives to our earthly vision. May we always remember to look upon life through the lens of His Word!

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  4. Thank-you.It is the most difficult thing to view negative stuff as being a blessing.Only with God's help can we do this.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  5. Isn't it wonderful that modern medicine allows for clearing our vision! Often we must experience the 'clouded vision' before we appreciated the sight before us.

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  6. Great analogy. My desire is to see God's way more clearly. Thanks for giving me something to focus on in the days ahead. Kathy (MGCC)

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  7. Thank you, Bev for reminding us how one day we will see perfectly.

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