I’m legally blind and I must wear glasses. Without them, I can see only 1-2 inches in front of me if I’m reading and I can’t see people in the same room unless they move and if they’re moving, I see blobs. If the door and the wall are the same color, I can’t tell where the door is. That’s how bad my eyesight is. When I take showers, I put my glasses on the nearest flat surface by the shower and have a towel hanging and ready to go.
Today, I did the usual. My son stole my glasses while I was in the shower. I’m deaf, so I didn’t hear him. I finish my shower and reach for my glasses and my stomach dropped when I felt for them and didn’t find them. Uh oh. I wrap the towel around myself and start crawling around like Velma in Scooby Doo feeling for my glasses. I start praying “God, help me find my glasses before they get crushed.”
What I did not expect was for God to open a dialogue with me. He said, clear as crystal, this is why I gave you the Word. Just as the world is fuzzy to your physical eyes without your glasses, the world is fuzzy to your soul without the Word. The Bible is your soul’s glasses to view the world with clarity. When you become busy and neglect to immerse yourself in the Word, you are casting your glasses aside. Why are you indignant that you cannot physically see? That is a simple fix. You should be indignant that you cannot spiritually see!
It was a rebuke well received. Already being on my knees, I prayed. After I repented of getting lazy; for I had not deeply delved into the Bible since my Mereas women’s bible study group stopped for the summer, two weeks ago; after I repented my son brought me my glasses giggling and he ran away again with the glasses clutched in his fist. I stumble after him and God put another vision in my mind- the more diligently I pursue clear vision, the happier the Holy Spirit is to grant it to us. He promised to allow us to know everything with PERFECT CLARITY. I praised God for that promise. I finally get my glasses off the children’s bedroom floor.
I immediately did a topical keyword search for “perfect clarity” and there is only one result! God did indeed promise us perfect clarity in 1 Corinthians 13:12, which says Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.