“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”–Hebrews 13:8
At a recent eye exam, John learned his vision had worsened and he needed a new pair of prescription glasses. His optometrist’s office called a week later to tell him that the glasses were ready.
When John first tried on the glasses, the world around him looked blurry. But he figured since he hadn’t updated his prescription in a few years that he simply needed to get used to the new lenses.
But the blurriness didn’t go away. Now, John felt dizzy and bumped into things. He even had trouble parking his car one night and hit a mailbox, leaving a long scratch on his car door. That’s when his wife urged him to make another appointment with his optometrist.
At the second appointment, John’s doctor checked the prescription. He quickly realized that someone on staff had accidentally switched John’s lenses with another patient’s glasses. This caused John’s accident and his visual problems.
It wasn’t that the world around John had changed. Rather, the problem was John couldn’t see clearly. This can happen to us, too. An illness, job loss, or tragedy can make you think God has changed or moved. But while your circumstances might shift, God never changes and never abandons His children.
God, help me see you clearly. I want to know Your heart and follow You, even when I can’t see what’s around me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.