My husband, Bob, is forever misplacing his glasses. I was not at the lake with him when one pair of glasses took a dive into the water, never to be found (by him, anyway, but maybe by a hungry large mouth bass). Another time his expensive prescription sunglasses went missing from the car, and guess who got blamed for that one…?? Our house isn’t really that big, but enough so that treasure hunting for a pair of spectacles can make you late for work. (Has that ever happened? Perhaps I shall Continue reading “Biblical coat check”
Kids are always breaking their spectacles and bringing them to my office for fixing. Have you ever tried to put one of those microscopic screws back into its place when you’re myoptic yourself??? Then, of course, after trying for awhile, a closer look reveals that the part it fits into is, itself, bent. I need to get one of those magnifying glasses on a stand so I can see with more than just my own woeful multifocal lenses.
Then, of course, there’s my husband teaching his college students with all those microscopes. Depending on the power of the scope, you can see deeper and deeper into a world that we otherwise are not privy to, (and many times prefer not to be, if you get my meaning…) His students are tested in what they see; they have to identify certain creatures, or parts of creatures. Which means they are learning to see beyond their immediate environment.
Things are so much more in focus when I can fix the kids glasses—they can see the board and learn. And Bob’s students use his instruction to interpret what they experience in an otherwise invisible world.
“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
“Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”
“So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!”
I think I’ll just leave it at that….
1 Samuel 16:7; Matt 16:23; 2 Corinthians 5:16 New Living Translation (NLT)
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