September 18 – Seeing Clearly

261 – Seeing Clearly

#faithbites #faithjourney seeing

I’m getting old. I’ve worn glasses since I was around 12 or 13. They are part of who I am and I’m used to it. Without them, I’m pretty blind. Smudges for most things. About a month or two ago, I noticed I have a hard time reading medicine bottles, even looking at my phone. When I take the glasses off, I can see better.

Tonight, I spent some time looking up bifocals. Old man Sol here. The good thing is there are glasses and surgeries that can help clear up my vision. Sometimes clearning our spiritual vision isn’t so easy.

Scripture on Seeing Clearly
  • 22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”

    25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly – Mark 8:22-25

Reflection

We like to be right. We like to know that we see clearly. The first time I couldn’t read a pill bottle with my glasses on I freaked out. It was my first experience not really being able to see. Yes, I know what it’s like without my glasses but this was a new experience.

The man in the story believed, but he needed more Jesus. How many times do we go around thinking we know God’s word but really it’s men looking like trees?

Our first experience may not be enough.we need more prayer and mote communion with him. I have seen so many who believe but only partly, or only in Sunday, or only on paper. They aren’t blind but don’t see clearly.

I can take my glasses off to read through pill bottle now that I know what’s causing it. Can you take off your spiritual glasses when your vision isn’t clear?

I look forward to eyes that can see and a heart that can spiritually see the truth.

Charge

How is your vision? Can you see or do you need a new pair of spiritual glasses? Think about your actions and responses to situations. Is that how Jesus would want you to behave? Maybe you need a checkup

Lord, help me to see clearly. Help me to know I can come to you for a spiritual eye check-up at any time

 

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