Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. (1 Corinthians 13:12, NLT)
Seeing clearly gives a different perspective.
I have enjoyed perfect eyesight my entire life. As a child, when on long trips, my family used to play a game to see who could read the farthest traffic sign—which I most often won. However, around my fortieth birthday, I started squinting when reading. Things looked peculiarly fuzzy up close, so I held them farther away. Oh, I could still see clearly miles down the road; but up close and personal, not so much. For an avid reader, that is problematic.
Having super-sensitive eyes, I opted for a cheap pair of reading glasses instead of contacts or Lasik surgery (God forbid!). For whatever reason, even talking about tears makes my eyes water. I even struggle with putting drops in my eyes! So, I bought several pair of reading glasses to strategically position throughout the house. That way, when I forgot where I placed the pair I had been wearing, another was quickly available.
Recently, I reached for the nearest pair of glasses during my quiet time. Oh my! I thought I had died and gone to heaven! The words jumped off the page! I had not seen that clearly since I was a child reading my dad’s large print edition of the Bible. Little did I know, one of the pairs of “similar” reading glasses had some sort of weird magnifiers. I do not wear them all the time, but they sure come in handy on some of today’s small print.
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