11 Oct

“Real vision is the ability to see the invisible.” ~ Jonathan Swift

I went to the optician yesterday to have my eyes refracted and see if there was any change in my vision.  I did all of this because I need to purchase a new pair of glasses.  Sure enough, there was a change.  However, the change was for the better.  My eyes have actually improved over the prescription that I had in 2011.

Just as we need to take care of our eyes so that our vision is as good as possible, we need to take care of our spiritual vision as well.  We can walk in crystal clarity or we can walk in a fog and the dark.

Walking in the clarity of God’s love will keep us fixed on the path that leads to the Kingdom.  We have been warned already that the path itself is narrow and hard to find.  It behooves us to keep our eyes open and fixed so that we do not lose the path.  It is too easy to stray.  All it takes is a glance at another path.  Before we know it, we could be off the path to the Kingdom and on to a path that, for all we know, leads to perdition.  We need to keep our eyes open.

Walking in the dark or in the fog is dangerous business.  We never know what we may encounter.  The encounter may be mild or it may be lethal.  We need to make accommodations for potentially lethal conditions.  When I was younger, I used to be able to drive at night with no problem.  Now that I am getting older — and am nursing cataracts — driving at night is a more precarious matter.  My eyes are prone to glaring and take longer to recover when hit by bright lights in the dark.  Because of that, I have needed to modify when and where and at what time of the day (or night) I drive.  I need to be on well lit roads at night to lessen the encounter of bright headlights.

When we know that we are going down a path that might be filled with troubles, we need to adjust accordingly so that we can navigate all that is thrown at us.  We do not want to lose sight as we go along the way.  Helen Keller once said, “the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

God has gifted us with sight.  Let us make sure that we cherish it, protect it, and use it accordingly.

FAITH ACTION:  Ask God to give you a clarity of vision so that you may choose what is right, just, and good this day.