We studied the human eye along with visual disorders in the past week.
Can eyes irregularities (visual disorders) give us insight about our spiritual vision? I really do not know the answer to that nor do I pretend to…. lol. However, I do find it fascinating that we can look at the following visual disorders and parallel them with spiritual disorders.
Myopia “ME vision” is being nearsighted, however Spiritually speaking Myopia views of life focuses only on the things that affect “me”. (Sounds a lot like pride to me…)
Hyperopia “over-vision” is being far-sighted. Spiritually speaking though Hyperopia is the inability to see own faults, while seeing clearly someone else’s fault. (Let’s take the log out of our own eye before trying to take the splinter out of someone else’s…)
Strabismus “straying vision” when both eyes do not focus on the same object at the same time. However, Spiritually speaking, Strabismus is attempting to love God and the world at the same time; trying to serve two masters at once. (God calls this doublemindness…)
Presbyopia “hardened vision” is a condition of a hardened lens that has lost its elasticity. But, Spiritually speaking presbyopia is when a Christian begins his new life as a Christian will be tempted to become resistant to the Lord by not instantly obeying the spiritual promptings of the Holy Spirit. (Obedience is better than a sacrifice…)
Cataracts “blocked vision” is when the lens turns cloudy and blocks the light passing through. But Spiritually speaking, we are given ‘new’ eyes when we accept Jesus as our Savior and with these new eyes, our vision gets cloudy when we are focused on the things that are not of Him, but on the things of the world. (Love God with all your heart, mind and soul…)
I created a notebook page and asked Victoria to write about a time that she can recall where she demonstrated each of these visual disorders, Spiritually speaking and how is was corrected. I have to say that she done a wonderful job! I saw a couple of answers that I didn’t realize of the struggle that she went through. I was able to speak to her about these times to see if there was anything lingering that shouldn’t be in her house, sort of speaking.