Spectacles of Faith
I had the opportunity to take my two girls to see the new Peanuts movie with my wife the other day. For some strange reason we thought it would be a good idea to go to the 3-D showing. Did I mention one of my daughters is 2 years old? What on earth ever made us think she would leave on her 3-D glasses throughout the entire movie? What made us think she would sit still throughout the entire movie? The first half of the movie was basically me and my wife trying to get her settled down and to keep the glasses on her face so she could watch the movie as intended. (Side note: my wife and I apologize if you were in the theater with us that day because you probably missed the first half of the movie as well!)I was worried that by her looking at the screen without her glasses on she would get a headache or worse because the image on the screen when not viewed with the proper eye wear is blurry and distorted. Finally about half way through she settled into momma’s lap, left the glasses on and thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It was a special time for my wife and I to share a childhood favorite of ours with our daughters. To hear my 10 year old laughing at all the crazy things Charlie Brown got himself into or how the 2 year old would yell out in excitement everytime Snoopy and “Woossock” would come on the screen were memories I will never forget.
A lot of times in life we try to view this world through the lenses of the world. However, when we do this what we see is often blurry or distorted it can cause headaches or worse. God has giving proper eye wear to all who have placed their faith in Christ Jesus and this eye wear helps us to see things clearly and helps us to enjoy “the show” in ways we never could without them. These glasses are what I like to call spectacles of faith. When we put on our spectacles of faith and look at the situations and circumstances we find ourselves in we see them clearly and vividly even if we don’t understand exactly what is going on in the moment. The spectacles of faith give us a peace about our trials helping us persevere and endure any hardship, overcoming any obstacle because we see clearly as we look through the lenses of faith. Faith in our Lord, faith in the fact He will see us through, faith in the fact He will never leave us nor forsake us, faith in the fact that if He is for us who can be against us, faith in the fact that even though we will have tribulations in the world we need not fear for Christ has overcome the world!
So if what you are looking at spiritually today looks blurry and distorted don’t forget to put on your spectacles of faith and see things through the lenses of God’s truth then settle in and enjoy the show; the Director of it is awesome and amazing and He wants to show you things you have never seen before!
For we walk by faith and not by sight – 2 Corinthians 5:7