If you have had cataract surgery, you will maybe know what I am talking about. If not, then here is what is is for me.
Imagine this: looking up at trees you cannot see the individual leaves. You know there are individual leaves but they are indistinguishable to your eyes because you are on the ground and those leaves are far away up high.
I have a new toric lens for astigmatism in my right eye. Now that it is settled in and has become clear—are you ready?—I can see the leaves. I can see that street lights have fixtures and bulbs in them. I can see the fence posts all the way across half an acre.
But the other eye sees colored shapes with no detail and fuzzy color. My brain allows these two eyes to work together, minimizing the fuzzy eye and letting the clear eye dominate for distance vision!
The lesson for me is perfect for Christmas. Our hearts and eyes need constant renewing focus through the deep lens of God’s word.
John 1:1-5 says,
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
That’s the Lord Jesus. The Word. From the beginning. Always and ever. I can see Him. Amen
May the Light of the Word help you focus clearly this Christmas.