What Are You Missing? (Bringing Sight to the Blind)

Sometimes we’re missing far more than we realize. 

I remember clearly the day I got glasses. I was in sixth grade, and none of us six kids had trouble seeing, except apparently me. We lived on a hilltop farm, and two hills over sat another farm; Kresses were our nearest neighbors.

As I stood in front of the big picture window later in the day, I couldn’t believe my eyes. “Hey did you know we can see Kresses from here?” I asked all gathered in the living room (My eyesight must’ve been compromised for quite some time not to realize that.).

I’m not sure how long I stood there, taking my new glasses off and on. All I know is I was awed with what I could finally see. 

Have you ever thought about what you might not be seeing in your life? As a child, I missed some lovely sights of rolling hills, peaceful farmsteads, and so much more because I was blind to distant sights.

How much more have I missed because I turn a blind’s eye to God’s will? 

Once darkness now light-

The crazy thing is, we don’t even realize what we’re missing until we finally begin to see.

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Clearer Sight

The only way to begin seeing is to get the proper glasses,… and put them on! For me those many years ago, buying glasses wouldn’t have done me any good if I hadn’t worn them.

To see my neighbor’s farm, I needed to visit an optometrist and get prescription lens, yes. But I also needed to put them on.

The same can be said of Christian living. In order to begin seeing life in the light of eternity, we must put on the lens of Jesus Christ.

We won’t see any better by merely knowing Jesus exists. In order to view life in a much broader context than merely what exists on earth, we need to allow Jesus to be Lord and Savior of our lives. 

In order to begin seeing life in the light of eternity, we must allow Jesus to be Lord and Savior of our lives. Click To Tweet

We are blind to the way of salvation until we allow Jesus Christ to clothe us. 

“There is salvation in no one else [but Jesus Christ], for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.” (Acts 4:12)

To see the way to to live out our faith and be strengthened to do so, we must see through the lens of God’s Word. 

To see the way to to live out our faith and be strengthened to do so, we must look through the lens of God's Word. Click To Tweet

Understanding God’s plan better, embarking on a more mature walk with the Lord, and experiencing greater joy and more peace during turbulent times, require wisdom and understanding, which come through the hearing and reading of the Holy Bible. Leave out Scripture reading and Bible study and walk a dim path indeed.

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105)

The Lord sheds light on the darkness of this world. He gives sight to the blind. And when there are no lens strong enough for us to see by, the Holy Spirit sees for us. 

Clearer vision and an enlightened path is found in Him. Look anywhere else and view a blurry image at best. 

Reflections: The Lord brings sight to the blind. By sharing the Gospel, we give others the opportunity to see too. Who can you help enlighten?  

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light—for the fruit of the light results in all goodness, righteousness, and truth—discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5: 8-9)

Linking with Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience in 2013 with my Joy Dare list for Multitude Mondays (#2208–2228, read the entire list by clicking here):

  • Joey’s off crutches; My children supporting each other w/ words of affirmation; Rach in her 1st high school choir concert
  • Rach’s excitement to “help”–dumping trail mix in, over, & around the dish!; Snuggling w/ Joey & a book; Reclaiming the day
  • Danny is home!; Having my niece, Samantha, stay for a couple days to help me make Christmas candy; All beds winterized
  • Blackened Salmon Chowder; Great start on Christmas candy thanks to my little helper; Creative juices found in community
  • Wonderful birthday celebration for Zach–all of us together, + 1; Carrot cake made w/ mandarin oranges; Lessons from dishes
  • Listened to amazing instrumentalists at All State auditions; Spent time w/my sister; Harvested rest of my garden produce
  • Oldest & youngest bonding in short time they were together; Blueberry plants secured for winter; Guided to a wise decision 

By His grace ≈

Julie

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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