“I once was blind, but now I see…”
I remember when I was a kid, and I finally got glasses. ?
It wasn’t until I put my glasses on, that I realized just how blind I was…
It wasn’t until sight had been given back to me, that I could “see” and realize that I had been so blind. ?
When I first put my brand new glasses on, I was able to see things all around me that that I couldn’t see before!
I had been blind and didn’t even know it…
There was detail all around me that was there to be seen, but I couldn’t see these things until I put my glasses on –until my vision was corrected.
“…. oh my… I can see the leaves on that tree! I didn’t even know it was there to be seen!”
My vision was blurry and limited –distorted, and I had no idea I was even struggling to see, because I had no idea I was so blind.
What an incredible relief it was to put on my glasses, and to finally begin to be able to see.
Have you ever seen other people struggling to see?
They may not even realize they need glasses.
You see them squinting, getting closer to attempt to see, or holding a paper way out to be able to make out the words…..or maybe their blindness is so great that they don’t even attempt to see the details, they don’t even know they should be able to see the detail in the tree, they don’t even realize there are tiny words in the fine print.
…they may not even want to think they could need glasses, that they need their vision to be corrected.
They may want to just stay where they are and just deal with the blindness because they don’t want to deal with having to go and get their eyes checked.
Or they may not even know they have a problem with their eyes…
…but if they only knew the relief of going from….
“I once was blind, but now I see.”
“The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.” – Psalm 146:8
“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” – Psalm 119:18
“For God, who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6
Thank You, Lord, for correcting my vision so that I can see things I could never see before. I know You are making it all clearer and clearer each day.