The Bi-focal Life

I recently had an eye test and I needed to have bi-focal lenses, to see both long and short distances well. I had to wait for two weeks but having collected my new ‘specs’, oh my goodness, what a difference! No longer do I try to adjust my arm’s length whilst squinting at ingredients for a recipe or constantly try to enlarge text on my phone, only to find that although I can now read some of the text, half of the document I was trying to comprehend has disappeared off of my small screen! So, the world of close up comprehension has returned to me and I can see clearly now.
Historically, my short sight meant that I have needed glasses to see objects in the distance clearly since my early teens. So, for the majority of my life, a single lens prescription has effectively met my needs.
Also, for the majority of my life, I had not been a Christian and the only vision that I was interested in seeing was the natural world around me. My new bi-focal lenses have reminded me of the profound change in my life when I encountered Jesus and began praying for ‘eyes to see.’ For He said;
Book of Matthew Chapter 13 Verses 16.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
Oh my dear God, what a difference! What an empowering, life changing difference.
Did every problem, worry and challenge that I had in my life disappear? Absolutely not! But, as my spiritual eyes began to open then wisdom, perspective and hope came to re-frame the view around me.
Most importantly, truth began to be revealed with more clarity from the mist of God’s mystery and my blossoming spiritual awareness gave view to ‘that which is not seen’.
Walking out this life, with awareness of the natural and the supernatural, grants such a deepened understanding and explicit purpose to our life here but also gifts a priceless anticipation of our eternal lives to come. The Apostle Paul said;
Book of 2 Corinthians Chapter 4 Verses 17 and 18
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

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