I’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.
Thankfully, God Himself has provided the only filter worth using in His Son, Jesus. (And it cost Him a bit more than $19.99.)