by Randy Chambers, 2014-10-10
1 Corinthians 4:5: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until
the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make
manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
Although getting new glasses is a wonderful--and dare I say it--eye opening experience,
it is also something that causes us to see clearly some things we would rather not. As we
put on Christ and with Him, our new eyes, it is like looking at a mirror through new
glasses--we begin to see ourselves as we really are. We see the wrinkles, the blemishes
and the scars. We see all the little imperfections that we have accumulated over the
years, and our first impulse might be to turn and run the other way. But if we remain long
enough, we may find a beauty that is certainly more than what is first seen. For though
the Light reveals imperfections, it also radiates the goodness that is within, and the
worth we have because of the Light that has come upon us. God sees us just as we
are--imperfect--and to Him we are lovely.