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JOY OF THE LIGHT
Remove the Cloud of Unbelief
"...and (Jesus) was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light." (Matthew 17:2)|
Surgery was over. The cloudy lens of my right eye had been painlessly removed. In its place the ophthalmologist had skillfully inserted a clear plastic lens and covered the eye with a bandage.
The next day the bandage was removed. Not knowing exactly what to expect, I timidly opened my eye, staring at the eye chart almost in unbelief! Its dark letters against the bright white background stood out so sharply! I could read them down to the perfect vision line!
What a contrast with the unclear vision I had been experiencing! I had hardly noticed over the years my eye gradually clouding over, vision becoming dimmer. Blurred sight had become my "norm." I didn't know what I was really missing.
How like my spiritual eyesight this was. Just as my physical eyes knew only partial vision, so I had never known the brightness of the Lord's light. His truths were dimmed and cloudy in my understandings. Until, at last, I sought God for that something more. I was given "spiritual surgery" to open my blinded Spiritual eyes to the truth of Jesus as the "Light" of the world!
"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness." (John 12:46)
"And as He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening." (Luke 9:29)
I tested my new-found sight on the variegated Piņata climbing rose in my garden, which attracted my attention with its intensity of color, from light yellow to sunny bright yellow, to brighter orange, orange-red and ending at red, all in one rose bloom! It's as if the entire creation opened up to me like new!
Cataract surgery can physically remove cloudy vision, for which I am truly grateful, but only Jesus can open the Spiritual eyes of one to show forth His glorious truths.
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