Light and color. That was the immediate difference I saw in my vision after I had cataract surgery on last year. I learned that colors appear brighter after your surgery because you are looking through a new, clear lens. A cataract is usually yellow- or brown-tinted, causing your vision to become cloudy and muting the look of colors. I had become so used to the view I saw through my cataracts that the difference in clarity through the new lens was almost overwhelming. In a good way. Thinking about that reminds me of the lyrics to the old song Satisfied with Jesus:
I looked at my hands and my hands looked new. I looked at my feet and they did too. And, ever since that wonderful day my soul’s been satisfied.
To me, that song speaks of the new look of things once you start looking at things through a Jesus perspective, a different lens, so to speak.
In 2 Kings 6:17 when Elisha’s servants became afraid of the enemy’s army. Elisha prayed that God would “open their eyes”. He was petitioning God to give the men spiritual insight to see the protection all around them. God allowed them to look (spiritually) into the heavenly realm and rest in the assurance it provided. They were able to see it clearly when they looked through the lenses that faith in God provides.
Remember, it’s the prescription in the lenses of glasses that improves or corrects your vision. But once you take off the glasses, your vision is still the same, so you will always have to wear the glasses to see better. The beautiful thing about the cataract surgery is that the results are usually permanent. In fact, many people will not need glasses to correct their vision following the procedure. Some people, including myself, will still need them for reading. But the overall vision improves almost immediately and remains corrected.
I wanted to share this with you today and to ask a few questions. What do you need to view differently these days? Have you taken off your spiritual glasses or do you just need to ask God to “open your eyes”?
Today is a good day to start seeing things from a different perspective. God’s perspective instead of your own. You might be surprised to discover how much clearer your vision will become.
Meditate on that and…