I swallowed my pride this year and got bi-focals. Thankfully I waited until they began calling them, “progressives” so I was able to feel better about myself and another sign of my mortality.
I wanted to get “progressives” because I wanted to see. Yes, I have high expectations.
It was annoying to put in my contact lens (I just wear one) and then run all over the place to get my “readers” for more up-close things.
My world opened up more easily with the new glasses because I was able to see up close and far away.
Sometimes I would really appreciate spiritual progressive lenses. I see things in my personal life that are blurry. They don’t make sense, I want resolution and selfishly, I want peace and restoration. Or at least MY version of what that should look like.
And then it’s frustrating because I can’t see far away, what will happen next, how things will turn out. Turmoil close to home, with people I care about. Turmoil in the Middle East. Terrible things going on so I try to slip on any pair of “glasses” I can find but there is only one prescription that works.
I go to God’s Word and ask Him for help. He has perfect vision and sees all things clearly. Motives, background, history, past, present and future, it all makes sense.
Today I’ll continue to do my Bible Study in Psalms. Father, help me FOCUS on YOU in this unclear earthly world.
To participate in Five Minute Fridays go here, it’s really fun.
nice post thanks for sharing the 5 minutes friday…looking for to visit more..blessings
My pleasure! It was fun to do!
I think you look awesome in your glasses! And I always appreciate your perspective (ha ha) on things. I am going to try and get my 5 minutes in before Friday is over… it’s been a long week!
Thanks Jenn! I think this is such a fun writing exercise. I look forward to reading your entry and many more!
Fun post, thanks. Love the picture of two of your boys.The Bible does make a great pair of glasses, to show us God’s way.
Thanks Nita! It is certainly a different experience being finished with a post in five minutes, I liked it!
Oh, yes, I often wish I had some magic glasses too! God is good, though. All the time.
You are so right! We all learn this one way or the other or are just miserable. Blessings, Meredith.