First Pair of Glasses

I just got my first pair of glasses.  Do I recognize myself in the mirror yet?  Almost.

I did not want to get glasses for the same reason that many men my age don’t want glasses:  My eyes are good enough.  Just a little strain.  I would rather go blind than admit my weakness.  

Here is the phrase we use:  “I am fine.”  Three little words that kill excellence in our lives every day.

I remember the first time I put them on.  Everything seemed a little more in focus and a little bigger.  I wore them most of the day before I took them off again.  Wow!  It took me a while to refocus my glasses-less vision.  I did not realize how much of a big difference a little adjustment would make.

It is amazing what a little focus will do for your eyes.

Reminds me of the time I met Jesus.

I didn’t think I needed a Savior.  Do you?

Here is the phrase we like to use:  “I am fine.”  Three little words that kill excellence in our spiritual lives every day.

I remember my first few experiences with Jesus.  Everything seemed to be more in focus – more tied to a bigger picture.  More life everywhere I looked.    Suddenly I didn’t recognize myself in the mirror as much. (By the way, that was a good thing.)

It is amazing what the Savior will do with your life.

Want to see if I am telling the truth?  Try reading the Bible every day this week.  Try listening only to Christian radio this week.  Try doing a Bible study.  Try talking to someone about who Jesus is to them.  Try reading every Psalm (there are 150 of them).  Try praying this prayer every day this week:  “God, please show me who You are.”

Take one step closer to Jesus and see if He doesn’t change the way you see the world.

Jesus, help me stop beliving the “I am fine” lie.  Let me see!  Amen.

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