June 2012 was an interesting month for my husband & I. Neither of us were seeing clearly. My husbands vision was blurred and dull due to cataracts. I was experiencing huge struggles with both distance and near vision. Oh the joys of aging!
The specialist shocked us when he said : ” Mr. Fode, you are very close to losing your drivers license”. Vision problems sneak up on you. You may not realize how bad it is until it’s too late and you face serious repercussions.
Thanks to the miracle of cataract surgery Al’s vision is now better then perfect and new glasses have solved my problems. Vision problems are limiting and exhausting.
2 Corinthians 3:14-18
Even today when they read Moses’ writings, their hearts and their minds are covered with a veil so they do not understand the truth. But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. The Lord who is the Spirit makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
Twenty-First Century Veils
In many ways cataracts and glasses are a good 21st century illustration of a problem scripture addresses. Our scripture for today talks about veils.
Veils hamper our vision both physically and spiritually.
When we don’t see well, driving can be hazardous with possible disastrous consequences.
Veiled vision causes us to miss danger right ahead.
Spiritual veils hamper us from seeing truth and responding rightfully. They seem to make every decision more difficult. We may not hear God or see what He is doing very easily.
Veils distort our vision of who God is and all that he offers.
We may not live out of His love, protection, provision and transforming power. Veils distort our view of God, ourselves and our world. The distortions are unique to our life experiences.
They can be formed by family issues, losses, abuse, physical limitations, disasters and a multitude of other life circumstances.
Maybe our view of God is like that of the Israelites in Moses day. God was a god who loves and guides you if you are good and then roasts you if you are bad.
They believed they had do things perfectly or God would reject them.
They were often afraid of God not wanting to come very near Him.
God seemed like the high school principal in a grey suit who never remembers your name but is always leafing unhappily through your files as he looks at you over his glasses.
A cataract is a cloudy lens. When removed and replaced with a flawless crystal clear lens designed specifically for you, vision and freedom are restored.
How About You ?
What veil distorts your view?
- of God
- of yourself
- of your world
What caused it to form?
Are you ready to be restored?
- to life
- to freedom
Imagine living a life of
- Impossible joy
- Show me my cataracts
- I choose to submit to your skilled and gentle hands.
- Enable me to see things through the clear lens of Truth.
- Heal me
- Set me free
- I want to walk in joy, freedom and your destiny for me.