The Right Lens

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 6:19-24 (day four)

The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22

Of the many blessings that God has given to me, good physical eyesight is not one of those blessings. I have worn glasses or contacts since I was in the sixth grade, and probably needed them sooner than that. My kids always ask me how bad my eyesight is, and this usually leads to me telling them to look at things very close to them (within a few feet) and explaining to them that I cannot see that object clearly at all.

I’m always amazed at how revolutionary and life changing glasses really are. Life would be drastically different for me if I did not have mine. To be able to see clearly just by having the right lenses with which to look through is transformative. My fellow glasses wearers out there can attest to this!

Jesus talks about the importance of having a clear eye, or a good eye, with which to see. We do not have good eyes in and of ourselves. When we become a Christ-follower, God is the lens (or the glasses, if you will) that we are to look through to navigate this world. He is the lens to our worldview, causing our eye (view) to be good and clear.

A good eye leads us to the way of light; that is, following God fully in our life, resulting in storing our treasures up in heaven and serving God rather than anything else. May you see with a good eye that leads to light in your life.

Jimmy Gunn
Associate Pastor, First Kids

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