Lens in the Light
What do you see?
Woody Allen, a famous American actor, comedian, and director, once said, “There were three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.” To the ones that are married currently, whilst that did send laughter through the room, we know quite too well that the last phase that we moved on to is the phase that is real, true, and which helped and continues to help us form experiences and molds behaviors and patterns, where the words of our Lord are echoed, “the two shall become one”, and the cleaving takes effect.
The analogy of our earthly relationships is compared to the one our Master has for us, and In Ephesians we read as Christ loved the Church, and the same love led to Him giving His life for
us, whom God the father so loved. When the banquet is set before our adversaries and the banner spread over us is love, what holds our thoughts? The pain or the result like a mother bringing a bundle of joy into the world, soon forgets the travails of birth pangs. The ability to understand who we were, and are, what we have been provided with, and what lies wait for us who are called into this glorious inheritance only can happen when the eyes of the understanding are enlightened.
So, what do you see? This is a question that Jesus asked the blind man who was healed, and his answer is, I see men walking like trees; he knows restoration has started and was fully aware he needed that one more touch. Sometimes, we walk away from situations thinking we are restored, only to understand that the process is still ongoing, and the problem lies there.
What has our experience being Christians done for us? How do we see each situation that we have been through? Do we see them as experiences that have shaped our lives and those that could be brought to the table so it can help others struggling just like us, or do we ask why Lord?
The words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart, is that acceptable? Remember Apostle Peter, he had his struggles and thought he was ready to die for the Master, and the words of Jesus, direct and true, you will deny me thrice, caught him unaware. However, his restoration was complete when the Lord repeatedly asked him, do you love me more than these? An answer that was followed by tears from the heart and which gave him a greater responsibility. When you turn back to Me, strengthen your brothers!
Do you see the miry clay? Or do you have a song of praise to sing?
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