(The Voice Bible)
Miss Vogt, my fifth grade teacher, wrote a note letting my parents know that I couldn't see
the blackboard. School hadn't been in session long, but everyday, by the end of the day, my head
ached, and my eyes felt tired.
"She needs glasses," said the doctor. "She's near-sighted."
The lady in the outer office helped me pick out my first frames. Right off the bat, I noticed
pair that were blue like the sky with splashes of varying colors on the earpieces.
Rainbows - To me, they were beautiful.
But it was the lenses that made everything sharp, clear.
My world came into focus - I could see the blackboard now and knew what the assignments were I needed to do. I knew what time it was because I could see the clock on the wall.
I even knew when the teacher put my name on the board for misbehaving.
Because I looked through the right lenses, the ones that corrected my sight, my world took on a clear, vibrant shape.
God's Word is the lens
that focuses our lives.
That's how it is when we look through the lenses of God's teachings.
We get a clear, correct picture.
We can see good gifts in times of hardship; we can see love when we are tried and pushed. We can see God's hand moving when all looks to be at a stand still, and there appears to be no escape.
With God's teaching as our lens, we can see small as powerful, loyal as worthy, and simple as wise.
Through Your teachings, may I see as You see.