The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body is also full of darkness. – Luke 11:34
My eyeglasses are perpetually dirty. How they get dirty is still a mystery to me and most of the time I don’t realize how dirty they are until my husband tells me to clean them. They get smeared and speckled with whatever I come across in my day, I suppose. But no matter the culprit, I'm still seeing a slightly smudged view of the world. This is not a crisis for me. Its only a pair of glasses.
But what happens to our vision when our lives get smeared? It happens to all of us.
The way we live our lives determines how clearly we see the world and how easily we hear from God.
For instance, when we are:
- too busy or too cluttered, we lose sight of our long-term goals
- disobedient to God's commandments, we lose sight of what is right and wrong
- caught up in emotional pain, we lose sight of reality.
Each of these things causes us to see the world differently because each also blocks the Light of God from reaching our hearts and minds and we stumble around in the dark.
How dirty is your lens to the world and the lens to your soul? What can you do today to start allowing the light in to your darkness? Take one small step today to wipe them clean. Then, prepare to see a whole new world.