Last week I had surgery on my right eye removing a cataract and inserting a new lens in my eye. Doctor told me that my vision would be much improved but I had no idea how much better I would see.
I have always been near-sighted and it was getting to the point that I had to hold my Bible or any book almost to my face to see. What a surprise that I can now hold my book at arm’s length and see without any difficulty. What is even better is how bright the colors look now.
I opened my Bible and was surprised to see how white the pages were – a bright, bright white. All these years I thought the pages were a dingy gray. A pair of pajamas I have had for over three years now I see are a beautiful shade of grey and black. All this time I thought they were a dingy brown and black.
In two weeks I go back to get my left eye fixed and I can hardly wait to see how bright everything will be then.
With the cloudy cataracts it was like looking through a dirty window. Now someone has come and cleaned the window and left it sparkling.
As I thought about the change in my vision, I realized this did not happen over night. Once my vision was great but slowly over the years as I aged, the lens in my eyes became cloudy. It was such a slow process I did not realize it until it got so bad I had difficulty seeing. Night driving became an impossibility as I could hardly see in the dark and the lights from the cars blinded me with the large halos around the headlights.
It became harder for me to read and I could not distinguish between many colors. I bought clothes that I thought matched only to have my husband and children tell me they were not the same color.
Still, I did not realize just how bad my sight had become until after this surgery. The colors are so beautiful and bright. I am looking forward to all the spring flowers as I will have both eyes corrected just about the time everything starts blooming.
This has caused me to think about my own spiritual sight. I made a committment to the Lord as a young child.
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But I have to ask myself – over the years has my spiritual sight become weaker? Have I become comfortable in my walk with God and lost any of that initial enthusiasm and joy?
I also look at our nation and wonder how far we have slipped from the principles that once we held dear. As our culture becomes more secular have we also slowly become blind and accepting of things we once would have rejected.
I realize times and cultures change and just because we used to do or believe something does not mean it was right. As we grow in knowledge over the years our view and understanding should also grow. But my prayer is that the church has not slowly lost its spiritual eyesight without realizing it.
I encourage you to do a checkup on your spiritual sight? Do you need some cataracts removed?