Remember the Bible Series, #27
Through The Dim Glass
For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.
~ 1 Corinthians 13:12
A friend of mine posted on a social media website, “My sweet husband is an ophthalmologist. Today he cured a patient's chief complaint of blurred vision by cleaning their glasses!” I got a chuckle out of this, but at the same time felt a little sorry for the patient, who unknowingly had a solution right at their fingertips. I think at times we all are walking around with blurry vision, muffled hearing, and dulled senses and we are unaware that the cure may be very simplistic.
When we come to a realization that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh, He died on the cross, and He rose from the dead, we make a decision. Do we accept or reject Jesus on a personal level? If we accept His gift of salvation, we want to know Him better. We are enthusiastic in our new-found faith. We read the Bible, meet with other Christians, pray and just like a sponge; soak up the Lord.
As time goes by, we may start to lose some of the enthusiasm we once knew. Life and challenges get in the way of our devotion. Many times God is no longer in the spotlight of our life. He becomes more of an afterthought. We know He is there and run to Him when in need but the joy of our salvation is gone. Life’s problems sucked out all the joy; our glasses are becoming dim.
When we come back to God in prayer and seek forgiveness, God is willing and waiting. He knows we haven’t been talking, walking and spending time with Him. He sees our harried lives with all the turmoil, yet He continues to patiently love and wait for us. When we come back to him in repentance, then we can ask Him to help renew His spirit within us. Ask for a real joy in being able to come before Him. He will guide us back into His word and there we will hear from Him again.
We must remember though, that no matter how much we try to clean the lenses of our life, we still see Him only in part, not the whole. Someday, we will see Him, face to face. We will see clearly the radiant face of God Almighty and will be in awe. It will be more wonderful than our earthly minds, eyes, and ears can imagine. The dim lenses will be removed to reveal His glory, and to see ourselves as God sees us. In the meantime, we must keep our lenses as clean as possible while walking this Christian path, so that others can see Jesus in our eyes.
Dear Father, Thank you for my physical and spiritual eyes. Let my life be an example of you. In the name of Jesus, Amen
~ Jenny Calvert