What do You See?
What do you see? Perhaps not as much as you might think you do. St. Augustine once said that to be human is to have your face pushed up against a stained glass window. You can see some color and a lot of glass fragments. Only God has a perspective that takes in the whole window. Understanding this, Paul writes in Romans 11:33-36, “Oh the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord! Or has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God that God should repay them? For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” I urge you to spend some time letting those words sink in. Turn them over and examine them carefully. Search for their implications for your life. I have been doing some of that, so here is a prompt for you. If my vision is limited, I need the help of the only one whose vision is unlimited. God is more than ready to help. A huge part of His help comes in the form of the Bible. The Bible is God’s glasses, given to us. Admittedly we will struggle to figure out how His glasses work. But they do work. The Word of God not only helps us see God better but it helps us see ourselves better. From this we can begin to see the world around us better. The Bible, God’s glasses given to us. This is how we raise the bar on our discipleship.