Altered View

My view is not as it should be.

Literally.

There’s something wrong with my eye, and it’s affecting how I see what’s out there. Tomorrow I’ll see the eye doc, and maybe we’ll discover an answer and a solution, but until then my view isn’t accurate!

Not only am I not seeing correctly, whatever is going on in my eyeball is distracting. My mind isn’t as focused on what’s out there as it is on what I’m supposed to be looking through.

We truly take so many things for granted, don’t we? We use the tools of our body without even pausing to think about what a miracle they are.

How often do we take the gift of clear sight for granted, even if we have to wear corrective lenses to achieve it? We take in so much information about the world around us through our eyes.

Steam rising from a hot cup of coffee.

Facial expressions.

Morning mist resting above a pond.

Summer sunsets.

We appreciate what we see, but forget about the miracle of how we see it!

My view today makes me think of something Jesus said.

Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!

Jesus, in Matthew 6:22-23 NLT

Our spiritual health is affected by our view. Not our view of our visual surroundings, but our view of spiritual truth.

If our vision is taken over by what’s right in front of us (like my eyeball!), we end up distracted by the cares of the world. We lose the long view of God’s plan, purpose, and care for us.

Don’t let your focus be drawn to gourmet food, trendy clothes or classic cars. They hold no lasting value. Instead, set your gaze on things that last forever!

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.

Colossians 3:1-4

Where is your vision focused today?


This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up!

15 thoughts on “Altered View”

  1. “If our vision is taken over by what’s right in front of us (like my eyeball!), we end up distracted by the cares of the world. We lose the long view of God’s plan, purpose, and care for us.”
    This is very helpful thank you, Lauri.
    Kath, your FMF neighbour at #18 this week.

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  2. “We truly take so many things for granted, don’t we? We use the tools of our body without even pausing to think about what a miracle they are.” — that is so true.
    Praying your eye appointment goes well and that it’s an issue that can be easily remedied.

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  3. You truly cannot take it with you,
    there is nothing you can carry,
    but confession must be still true,
    and I’m wanting a Ferrari,
    like the one Tom Selleck drove
    in that series on TV;
    oh, the stories that they wove
    did enchant the likes of me!
    So I’ve gone and grown a moustache
    (but I’m not quite six foot four),
    with English Leather I did me splash
    as I’m headed out the door
    to what I can yet afford,
    not Ferrari, but a Ford.

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