20/20 Vision by MJ Johnson

Job 12:12
Is not wisdom found among the aged?
Does not long life bring understanding?

Do you remember the days when everything you saw as a child was new, fresh, crisp, and bright? Remember the colors of the rainbow after a rain, a redbird perched on a fence, the soft flickering purplish blue of a fire? Remember how morning sunlight sparkled through the trees and a million jewels danced on the water?

Do you still see the world through the same eyes? Would you be aware if the clarity had faded, ever so slowly, day by day? And along those same lines, as a Christian do you still have the same view you had as a baby Christian? At nearly 70 I recently had cataract surgery, and the truth hit me instantly in a very tangible way – that I had indeed, through the years lost some of my vision. After surgery I glanced around at a sharp, clear, brilliantly colored world that I hadn’t seen for decades. That’s because through the years my vision had dimmed so slowly that I was not even aware of the major changes in colors, clarity, and focus. I think often in our Christian walk the same thing happens in our relationship with God. In the beginning we have focus and clarity about who God is. But as time goes on that focus is dimmed and blurred by outside factors – family, jobs, relationships, and circumstances. He slowly fades out of focus as other pressing matters dominate our field of vision. And it’s a slow process, not noticeable, as it continues undetected, until one day, we see Him only through a thick veil. He is almost indiscernible.

But there is hope and restoration in Him. just as the eye surgeon can restore our vision, our Mighty God can restore our spiritual vision IF we desire it. God is not surprised by the dimming of our spiritual vision. Like the eye doctor He is ready and willing to restore what was lost. All we have to do is go to Him and make our request known. He is more than willing to restore our relationship with Him. He desires for us to have 20/20 spiritual vision that doesn’t fade over time! He is simply waiting for you to desire it and make your desire known to Him. Will you do it?

Psalm 33:20-22

We put our hope in the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
For we trust in his holy name.
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
For our hope is in you alone.

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About MJ Johnson

I was born and raised in the Heart of Texas and live now in the metropolitan area of Denver Colorado. I have a loving husband and two grown sons and one grandson. I graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and later a Masters in Special Education. But NO amount of earthly education can compare with the Wisdom and discretion that is free to all of us in the Word of God! Currently retired and in my Golden years and looking forward to the place that Jesus went to prepare for me!