Eye Opening Experience
by Randy Chambers, 2016-05-04
Romans 13:14, NKJV: But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
Sometimes, the experience carries with it such joy as is almost indescribable. You’ve known for some time that you needed to go to the eye doctor, and one day, you finally do. All builds up to the moment you don your corrective lenses, and voila, your eyes are opened--things are clearer than they have been in a long time. For me, this experience was elating. I was certain I must have been wearing a very silly looking smile, and was trying to contain myself as best I could. I remember a similar time my eyes were opened. It was when I "put on" the Lord Jesus Christ. All things had suddenly become clear. I was filled with joy, I was elated, and I was kiddingly accused of wearing a silly grin. I often look back on that time with fondness. But the truth is, there is no need to be looking back. Each day with Jesus can be an eye opening experience should we choose to allow God to perform regular "I" exams on each of us. And as He diagnoses and makes His correction, we get to reap the wonder of seeing things in focus once again.