Shortly I’ll be sitting in the optometrist’s chair with one of those vision testing gizmos perched on my nose. My vision has never been good (that I’m aware of) but in the last year or so it’s been very bad. Gummy eyes from allergies, my first ever astigmatism, and it is, I’m afraid to say, probably time for bifocals.
Despite my poor eyesight I am used to seeing quite well. The technology exists to take someone like me who wears -9.0 contact lenses and correct them to 20/20 vision. Today we’ll be testing to see if technology can still make up the deficits of my aging eyes.
This past year I’ve been thinking a lot about seeing clearly and guessing at how poorly I must be seeing spiritually. With allergy eyes, having 20/20 vision is a day-by-day, minute-by-minute thing. My spiritual vision falls into the same category. I often feel as though I’m in a fog, groping for something familiar in a place I don’t recognize. Fortunately for me, the Holy Spirit still blows through my life and lives of those around me. Sometime I feel blind, but I can still sense the wind of the Spirit and turn into it, letting it orient me like a weather vane.
Lord, give me ways to find my way towards you and to help those around me find their own paths to you as well. Bless those who cannot see, but are trusting you in their blindless to lead them to their home in you. Amen.