High tech vision

eyeglasses-30168_1280I’m one of those unfortunate visual myoptics that had to start wearing glasses in fourth grade.  I remember my first pair—we called them “cat-eye glasses”.  No, they have not returned to the fashionable scene, thankfully.

My most recent pair of glasses, yeah, multi-focals now, supposedly has some kind of hi-tech, anti-glare feature.  Only I think they forgot to include things like car headlights, snow on a bright day, and sunsets. 

Okay, so maybe that’s being a bit unreasonable. 

Recently I saw an advertisement for a military grade anti-glare feature for the car—a clip-on screen for the pull-down visor.  In the commercial, people are shown a screen with nothing but white light, but once they overlay it with the product, they see in high-def clarity, at least for a car.  “Only” $19.99, and free shipping.”  Might be worth a look-see.

I like my clarity, especially behind the wheel.

Actually, I like clarity in general; I crave it, in fact.  Optimum filters are a necessary feature when driving down life’s road; without them, wrecks happen.  Or at least, spiritual (emotional, mental with subsequent physical) eye strain and fatigue.  Jesus said:

“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”

Not the world’s peace? You mean there’s a difference?  —Definitely!  But how?

“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”

The way I think, my perspective, how I interpret what I “see” is the visor through which I filter life’s experiences.  And I had better see clearly what’s ahead because the people in the car with me (as well as those driving around me) are depending on me for safety. 

cross-3080144_1920Thankfully, God Himself has provided the only filter worth using in His Son, Jesus.  (And it cost Him a bit more than $19.99.) 

John 14:27; Romans 12:2  Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)  Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Author: dawnlizjones

Tends toward TMI, so here's the short list: guitar and banjo (both of which have been much neglected as of late), bicycling (ibid), dogs, very black tea, and contemplating and commenting on deep philosophical thoughts about which I have had no academic or professional training. Oh, also reading, writing, but I shy away from arithmetic.

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