Charlyne Cares for Kids

Are you standing for the restoration of your marriage? A daily devotional that will offer encouragement from God’s Word as you stand for the restoration of your marriage.

Now I See

“…One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”  John 9:25b

Monica took out the special cloth and cleaned her glasses one more time. She had been doing that all morning. She didn’t want a speck of dust to mar her vision. This was Monica’s first day with her new glasses. It was wonderful to be able to see so well. There were things around her that she had never noticed before. The tiny purple flower nestled in the middle of all that green in the lawn. The color and shape of the leaves on all the different trees in her neighborhood. The brightness of the sun as it filtered through the large front window. Monica could see so clearly now.

It wasn’t always like that. For several years Monica had struggled with reading and sports, even seeing phone numbers. She never liked color-by-number and television was just a blur of pictures with a lot of sound. It seemed she was always looking for things that couldn’t be found. Life was a whole lot harder when she couldn’t see as well.

Do you know anyone who wears glasses? What is it like for them when their glasses break or when they get dirty? They don’t see so well, do they? Oh, they might not be “blind” when they don’t have their glasses, but they sure don’t see things as clearly.

Think of your mom or dad who you are praying for and how they might not be seeing things so clearly right now. Just like Monica thought that everyone saw things the way she did, your dad or mom might be looking through the same sort of distorted lens. They see others in the world doing the same things as they are doing, saying the same words, and causing the same hurt, and they think that is the way everybody sees things.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.  Romans 12:2 (NLT)

But we know that the Lord doesn’t look at things that way. The Lord loves families and He wants them to be together. He wants them to grow in Him and serve Him and love Him. He wants them to honor Him and each other. He wants them to be together.

But some people have been spiritually blinded. They are looking through eyes that are cloudy with the ways of the world and distorted by the tricks of the enemy. They probably don’t even know that they are not seeing clearly. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just give them a pair of “spiritual glasses” so they could see things the way God wants them to see them? Wouldn’t it be great if we could help them wipe the fog from their eyes so they could see the right path?

We can, you know. We can help them. Every time we offer up prayers on their behalf, every time we forgive them, every time we love them unconditionally, we are helping them to see better. We offer them up to the Great Physician, the One who can give them those spiritual glasses and make their way clear.

Lord, we pray, open the eyes of the people we pray for. Give them the gift of spiritual sight and make the way clear. Help them to see that they don’t need to stay on the path the world has laid out for them. Show them the way to go. Lead the ones we love home to You and home to us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.  2 Kings 6:16-17

God bless

A Stander in Nebraska

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