Matthew 7:3-4 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, let me take the speck out of your eye when there is the log in your own eye.
This morning, as I look out at another hazy sky, I can’t help but notice the need to get out the vinegar and a micro-fiber cloth to clean all the grime from the windows. It seems an unending job, but a necessary one. When our vision is clouded it’s hard to get a true picture of what lies on the other side. With the weather we’ve experiences lately, we’ve been watering our gardens on a semi-daily basis. Since the spray of water always reaches those windows, it also carries dirt to them. Like I said, it’s an endless job. Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth the time and effort to clean them, but if I don’t, everything on the outside is out of focus and dull.
There are times in our lives when things are out of focus. We may think we’re on the right path, but something interferes with our journey. We can use maps and Siri to get us where we need to go, but those obstacles still get in the way.
When you’re struggling, you can trust that God is going to give you true vision. He alone offers a clean view of the future. He alone has already created the map for you. He knew what would happen before you ever came into being. With Him, the slate has been washed clean and when He looks at our forgiven hearts, all He can see is His Son and the perfect sacrifice He made to make us completely redeemed.