Thanks to LisaJo for the 5 minute Friday topic on SEE.
You didn’t really think I could say all I wanted to say in 5 minutes, did you? 🙂
of course not!
Funny how one little (there’s that theme again!) word can make such a difference.
I’ve been reading through John lately. I’ve been struck by the attitude of the people and Pharisees in Jesus’ day. They had clouded vision. When Jesus did a miracle, they weren’t willing to see it. They saw, with their very own eyes, the blind man walking around with 20/20 vision. But they weren’t sure really, come on – for real, it was him. They didn’t really believe it because they didn’t want to. They weren’t willing to see Jesus as anyone other than the son of Joseph and Mary, no matter what He did or who He said He was. Because they didn’t want to.
Over and over again in the book I’ve seen the people of Jesus’ day choose to see what they wanted to see, whether discounting miracles they’d actually witnessed, or focusing on exactly what town Jesus was from. They only chose to look with their physical eyes. As I pondered this, it seems that the root of this clouded vision is pride.
- I’ve got the correct view
- What I see is most important
- What I think is most important
- What I understand is the way it is. Don’t ask me to change my view
- If I see something I don’t like, I discount it
- If I see something that doesn’t fit my preconceived notions, I dismiss it
The sad fact is, their obsession with their own earthly perspective obscured any eternal work God wanted to show them. The missed the truth of what God had for them.
They chose their personal perspective over God’s specific revelation,
and missed the greatest gift God ever gave!
What a sobering thought!
I don’t want clouded vision! I want to see like Jesus.
He had 20/20 vision because He always looked UP!
How’s your vision?