Friday, October 7, 2016

Christ Colored Lenses - Bonita Y. McCoy

Proverbs 7:2 “Stay true to my directives, and they will serve you well; make my teachings the lens through which you see life."
(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.