A friend of mine, Greg Fish, from Hope Church (a Free Methodist Community), shared with thought with me yesterday; “You wouldn’t cheat on an eye exam. It would change the way you see everything after that.” This caused me to ask a question, what eye exam could I be cheating?
At times we see things from the lens of the culture we live in. My NEIGHHOOD, MY STATE, MY COUNTRY or various things like that. Philosophies and actions are based on that one perspective under the misunderstanding that all cultures see from the same perspective.
At times some look through the lens of our religion or denomination. I see statements all the time like, Christians do this or should do that. They cheated their eye exam by taking the big line at the top MY PERSONAL EVANGELICAL EXPERIENCE and claims it represents all the billions of Christians world-wide.
Ephesians 1:18 says “having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you”. Steven J. Cole interprets this as “praying that God would give the saints a spirit of wisdom and revelation” and let “God enlighten the eyes of your heart.”
In place of cheating the eye chart and thus seeing through blurred lenses, allow the good doctor to show us the whole chart clearly and allow a complete view with our eyes and our heart.