I recently drove to Oklahoma City for an appointment with an ophthalmologist.
I was put through a battery of tests. One of them being pupil dilation.
When all was said and done, I was given a little pair of dark glasses to wear out to help my dilated eyes adjust to the bright light of outdoors. A widened or dilated pupil makes one’s eyes much more sensitive to light.
As I walked outside I was immediately brought back to a song from my past, Blinded by the Light. It was a very bright day outside, and the hour was about noon. All I could see was bright light.
Once I found my car, I put on my own sunglasses that were strategically tucked away inside my car, and I added my new little attractive pair on top of them. Perfect! That was just what I needed to make the 100 mile drive home. I certainly was not waiting the six hours for the dilation to wear off.
It reminded me of the story of Saul, soon to be, Paul.
Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me. And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” So I answered, who are you, Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting. Acts 22:6-8
Saul got up and opened his eyes, but could not see. For three days Saul was blinded. But what he saw from that day forward was the light. As Paul he became one of Jesus’ greatest followers.
God is light.
Let’s all see the light. No longer being blinded to things of this world that don’t matter.
And just in case that light is too bright for you to see, I’ve got a handy little pair of glasses I’d be glad to give you.😎
Love and laughter,