My New Outlook

Recently I got glasses for the first time in 44 years of existence. When I picked them up they said I probably needed glasses for a long time. I actually jumped from thinking my vision was perfect. To putting on my new pair of progressive bifocals. To say it’s been a major adjustment is an understatement.

I can see things far away that were once so unclear. Signs and colors pop out like never before. I no longer just see fuzzy objects. Instead, I see every detail of God’s creation. It’s opened my eyes to a who new world I didn’t even know I was missing.

Now, I’m still getting used to this new found sight. It’s going to take awhile for my eyes to fully adjust to these glasses. Much like what I’ve experienced through my pain. God really opened my eyes to see things that I couldn’t otherwise. It’s humbled me and given me clearer eyes of compassion towards others. Sometimes pain is necessary to open our eyes and heart to God’s greater will.

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. For the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.” Ephesians 5:8-9,14-17

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