I was in Mrs. McAdams’ second grade class when it started. Every week, I seemed to have a harder time seeing what she was writing on the chalkboard. Mrs. McAdams noticed that I was squinting to see and she moved my desk closer and closer to the front of the room. Finally, Mrs. McAdams told my parents that I was struggling to see in class and that I needed to get my #vision checked. Yes, it was in the second grade that I received my first pair of eye glasses.
Not thrilled to be wearing glasses, it soon became clear to me how important this new accessory would become. Without corrective eye wear, my vision is skewed in such a way that it’s almost impossible to see things the way that they actually appear. Without my glasses, my visual perception and perspective are almost useless.
Isn’t it like that with us and God? When we try to use our own #vision to find our way, we get lost and discover that our perception and perspective just aren’t quite right. Yet, when we seek God for #vision, we find that the way is clearer.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the #vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so that a runner may read it.
For there is still a vision for the appointed time;
it speaks of the end, and does not lie.
If it seems to tarry, wait for it;
it will surely come, it will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:2-3 NRSV)
The lenten season is the perfect time to pause and to seek a fresh #vision for the days ahead. Ask God to write a new #vision for this season of your life. After all, “there is still a vision for the appointed time…wait for it; it will surely come…!”