Monday, November 12, 2018


When I was young, I had great vision. I specialized in finding things that seemed to have positively disappeared into thin air. I could easily spot the four-leaf clover tucked on among the rest.

For years nothing changed. The thought of having to wear glasses when I got older never entered my mind. I would be the exception to the rule.

Imagine my surprise the day I could no longer pretend the world didn't look rather blurry. My glasses have become my constant companion - giving me back something I thought I would never lose.

When I was young,  faith easily found a place in my heart. I saw the Lord clearly - nothing blurring the truth.

For years nothing changed. Then life, as it inevitably does, began a subtle battle against faith. Truth no longer stood out in stark relief against suffering, pain and difficult circumstances; a thin veil made up of doubt, worry and fear, blurred my vision. I needed spiritual "glasses" so that I could clearly see truth.

It turns out I have them - have always had them. His Word.

"The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous" (Psalm 19:7-9).