Longing for a Clearer View of Things!
I Corinthians 13
12We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

13But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. (The Message)

Have you ever woken up to realize that you are very sick!? Headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, and the list goes on and on. Well, yesterday I was getting to that point.

This morning I had arrived!

When I find myself feeling this badly, I always think, "Am I really this sick or am I just a drama queen?" But, the truth is....I am really that sick. I know because not long after a very dear friend called a nurse-friend of ours and she brought me some medicine, I am already feeling better!!!!

Now, being sick makes me do some silly things. One of which is trying to spend the entire morning without my glasses which are upstairs next to the bed where I slept with Nick. I just couldn't find the energy to go get them, so instead I have spent the morning pretty much vision-impaired to the point of ridiculous. Just going through my email has been hilarious, because I have had to lean forward and squint; and then when I reply, I make mistakes because I just can't see clearly enough to function normally.

So, why haven't I gone to get my glasses? I don't have an answer. Somehow I have convinced myself that I can make it through the morning partially blind.

Which of course led me to think of I Corinthians 13, one my favorite chapters in the Bible.

Living in this world is a lot like living without corrective eye wear. God never promised 20/20 vision while on this earth. As we live each day, we are literally "squinting in a fog," trusting God to be around the unknown bend up ahead in the road.

I am thankful for the promise that there will come a day when our faith will become sight!!!

We will all have eyes to see clearly the many aspects of life that at this time seem but a blur!

For now, I squint and trust! (Literally) And I trust, hope, and love....

Thankful for my optometrist and for medicine to clear my nose!


Blogger Cheri said...

seeing face to face...what a beautiful thought.

Also longing for a clearer view of things and hoping you feel better soon!

Blogger Charlotte said...

Hoping you feel better soon. I personally was sick last week and I tried the NO glasses thing and I was blind as a bat. I had mine right next to the bed and I was toooooooooooo lazy to roll over and grab them.
Tell Nick HELLO from Arizona!!!

Blogger Sheryl said...

I guess if we had the full view we couldn't be trusted with it. I know I couldn't! I'm glad God knows the whole story and works it out perfectly - though it may not seem so to us. Love your words today. I'm squinting and trusting right along with ya.

Love to you,

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