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Lesson From A Friend: Perfect VIsion

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and his incomparably great power for us who believe. 
Ephesians 1:18
Peggy was telling me about her recent experience with cataract surgery. Her smile was brilliant as she said, “When the doctor finished the surgery, the difference was truly amazing. I could hardly believe how clearly I could see.” 

I understood why Peggy was thrilled to have perfect vision. My eyesight veered from 20/20 a long time ago. I got reading glasses in college. More recently I noticed one Sunday the faces in the choir were blurry. My distance vision was going too!

I’d probably still be squinting at the choir, but I failed the vision part of the driver’s license renewal test. The State of Texas demanded I get glasses to read road signs. 

So now I wear bifocals and can see clearly both up close and at a distance. My eyesight has been transformed.

Scripture says our spiritual sight can be transformed too. The truth is until we experience this transformation we are blind to things of the spirit. In our natural, untransformed state the Bible is incomprehensible. Eternal life and a heavenly Father seem like the stuff of fairytales.   

 However, when we place our faith in Christ, everything changes.  He transforms us, and we can see clearly. The Bible makes sense. We know Heaven is real. 

With our spiritual eyes opened, we recognize God at work around us, realize His power, and know His goodness is everlasting. 

Gracious God, thank You for opening our eyes to see You.


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