The octogenarian excitedly tore open the envelope from the Department of Transportation.
After Grandma saw what was inside, she cried, “Laura Jean! My favorite granddaughter! My driver’s license just came! This is just like a birthday present! I’m taking us for a drive!”
Grandma had once remarked to her sister, “Thank goodness we don’t have to get an eye test for renewing a license. I have cataracts, but I don’t think they’re that bad.”
Riding in the same car with Grandma proved to be exciting at every turn for her granddaughter.
As the teen gripped the dash with white knuckles, Grandma asked,
“Laura Jean, tell me – is that a tree or a person up in front of us?”
When it comes to eyesight, Jesus healed many. Jesus healed the blind physically.
He also healed many spiritually. One example is tax collector Zacchaeus, a wealthy man in the town of Jericho. That day, the wealthy businessman whose practices took him to the top, promised to help the poor and make things right with those he had cheated. (Luke 19:1-9.) The change in Zacchaeus was from the inside out.
Jesus’ influence and teaching went straight through to the heart of Zaccheaeus. He listened. He learned. He changed.
Jesus contrasted good spiritual eyesight and bad in these verses: “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” [Matthew 22-23]
To have good eyesight with God, focus on Him. Cataracts from focusing on the world cloud spiritual vision. Believe. Have faith in God. Ask forgiveness. Listen to Him with your heart and mind. Read the Bible.
Your vision will better than 20/20 again.
[Jo Russell is a Christian speaker, author of articles, anthology contributions, and award-winning Which Button Do You Push to Get God to Come Out? A Humorous Devotional for Women. available from Amazon.com, her speaking engagements and website, www.button-to-god.com. Enjoy chuckles and speeches, tips and excerpts in website options and weekly blog.]