In our age of technological advances it hardly seems necessary to use our minds. Our information is right at our fingertips. Wouldn’t it be interesting if at some point we all eventually wind up like E.T. with our line of communication being our pointer finger?
We’ve been designed as visual creatures. Our eyes are an important part of our makeup and we often look only at what’s right in front of them. We need proof – we need to see for ourselves – we need to have the drama laid out before us so we can experience the beauty of a story or an image.
My husband knows how to craft beautiful images through his art. I use my gifts to turn stories into performance drama. There are so many talented authors who have transferred their thoughts into beautiful words for the eye to read and to stir the imagination.
Until we no longer have use of our eyes, we rely on them for many things and yet we’re often blind to the truth that’s right in front of us. The clarity of God’s Word requires only one thing from us and that’s opening our eyes in faith to what its pages hold. We don’t need to be an intellectual – we don’t need to be a theologian – we don’t even need to be a believer.
In faith, inspired by the Holy Spirit, our eyes will be opened to the beautiful plan God has designed for each of us – a plan that goes far beyond what our earthly life provides. It’s the nourishment – the feast – the eye candy that God has prepared for everyone in eternity.
We need to look beyond what lies immediately in our view and into a future of a perfect life. Our eyes will find clear vision when we turn to the One who created them.