Bag of Glasses: What lenses do you use to view the world?
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Psalms 119:18
I popped in on my parents a couple of weeks ago. We were having a little impromptu Sunday lunch. I brought the chicken and mom made the sides. As we waited on the last thing to come out of the oven, my mom handed me a bag. I peeked inside. It was full of reading glasses. There were all shapes and colors. What driven this interesting gift was unfortunately I had broken my prescription glasses. Worst still with the delays and reduced number of clients that could be seen, I cannot get an appointment for two months. So, my mom always thinking got every reader she had and offered them for me to try. She even provided a newspaper cutting for me to use to gauge which of the glasses would work best. Some of the glasses were blurry, others were too weak and even one pair caused immediate nausea. Finally, after trying them all, I chose three pair and gave my mom a thankful peck on the cheek.
Later, on the drive home, I thought about that bag of glasses. How each lens influenced how I perceived the world around me. It is the lens that determines how we see.
So, what lenses do you use to view the world around you? Is it the lens of the media? Maybe your favorite Tik Tok? Your friends? Favorite show? Grief? Bitterness? Fear?
We have many options for lenses to choose from, but not all the choices are the best. How we choose to look at the world affects our relationships, not just with others but with ourselves. It affects our moods and can exacerbate depression. Sometimes the wrong lens evokes fear and leaves us feeling hopeless. Reading the Bible is the best lens we can use to view our world. The Bible teaches us to love one another and to leave the judging to the one and only judge. Reading your Bible strengthens your faith, gives you hope and perseverance to face the trials ahead. It places the focus on Jesus and reminds you how important and special you are to God.
Do you need a new perspective a more positive and peaceful view?
Change your lenses.
Typist for Jesus