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.