For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins (2 Pet.1:9)
Well, the day has finally come. We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know when. Today, I had a routine check-up with the eye doctor. After a rather lengthy exam, he told me that it was time to get some reading glasses. My eyes just don’t function as well as they used to. With three siblings who had to have glasses/contacts from their school days, it has always struck me as odd that I somehow escaped the vision troubles that they experienced. But, time has caught up to me. I am thankful for these regular check-ups, even when they reveal some areas that need work and/or correction. When was the last time you checked your eyesight? It’s important that we stay focused on the right things so that we do not lose sight of the blessings we have in Jesus. If we are not careful, we can become near-sighted, unable to look beyond the moment to realize the blessings we have in Christ. Regular spiritual check-ups are both necessary and wise. They may reveal areas where we need to make corrections or improvements, but we must do so if we are to keep our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus.
“Father, help us to keep you and your kingdom in our eyes at all times. May we become blind to the allurements of sin and the evils of this world. Help us to check ourselves by the standard of your word to make certain we are looking unto Jesus. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”