Today I got new glasses. I never actually considered myself to be a “glasses person” because I only used them for reading and computer work, so it came as a surprise to me when my optometrist sat me down at my last appointment and told me that I’d have to start wearing glasses all the time. I didn’t want to argue with him so I just smiled and said, “Oh, okay.” I was only there for my regular checkup anyways. I’d get my new prescription like a good girl and then leave the glasses on my desk when I left my computer. He didn’t have to know. Because everyone knows that I am not a glasses person.
I picked out the cutest frames — thin, square-ish burnished copper frames with the sweetest little copper-colored rhinestones at the edges. Stylish and classy with a bit of bling! Perfect! Any opportunity to accessorize is a happy thing.
So today was the big day when I got to go pick them up. I admit to being a little excited about my newest accessory … an accessory that I would only need to read and do computer work, of course. But then I put them on and OH MY LORD! Clarity! Vision! It was earth-moving! I said “I can see! I can see!” like Jesus had just touched my eyes or something and in the middle of Sam’s Club I started (loudly) telling the eye department assistant, her manager, my husband, and probably a half-dozen innocent bystanders about my amazing revelation of sight. One would have thought that the Lord had visited Sam’s Club today and started doing His miracle-thing. And maybe He did.
I never realized until I put on those glasses (which I am wearing now, I’m proud to say) that I hadn’t been seeing clearly. But my new glasses showed me how wrong I was, that I was missing out on the best. I think that life is like that. We’re going along and doing our thing and going to work and taking care of our family and being nice little church ladies and somehow we forget the clarity of how stunningly beautiful God is and how exciting and victorious life can be. Our focus didn’t become blurry all at once so we didn’t notice that gradually encroaching fuzziness, but then when we put our new glasses on, it all comes clear. Of course, it’s not really about new glasses … God gives us clarity through His Word and through the sweet voice of the Holy Spirit. I’m so glad that He helps us to see clearly. And I cannot WAIT until that day when there will be NO more fuzziness, physically or spiritually! I’ll happily lay my glasses at his feet, rhinestones and all!
“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
1 Corinthians 13:12