To See or Not to See

My daughter had to get glasses this week – genetics at work, as my husband is just short of being legally blind without his glasses. Being the very self- conscious sort, she wasn’t sure about the whole process. After all, she reasoned, she can see the board at school this year just fine because the teacher writes big. The optometrist, sensing her hesitance, nonchalantly said, ” Look out the window at those trees.” She did. He then held up the corrective lenses in front of her eyes and said, “Now look at them.” “WOW!” she exclaimed, “I didn’t know you were supposed to be able to see that much!”

Her response reminded me of the Bible verse in 1 Corinthians: ” Now we see through a glass darkly; then we shall see face to face.” We are living out our days as humans blissfully unaware of how out of focus our lives are from the beauty that God has for us. Someday we will see ourselves and others as God sees us – glorious creations much more radiant than what we can see dimly now. ” Wow!” we will exclaim. “Who knew you were supposed to be able to see so much?” God did, and I can’t wait to have eyes like his.

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