THROUGH FAITH COLOURED GLASSES
Philip, our fifteen-year-old son, suffered from a hereditary eye defect. While we were alert that he might have a problem, he unfortunately, spent a period when he suffered blurred vision.
When he put on his glasses for the first time, he went and stood in front of the kitchen window staring at the tree growing in front.
‘Just look at all the leaves on the tree,’ he said, awe struck. ‘The detail! I can’t get over the detail.’
The glasses had corrected his vision and brought everything into focus. He was able to distinguish detail.
Faith is the glasses we need distinguish God in detail. Faith clarifies the vision we have of God’
‘You can never please God without faith, without depending on him.’ Heb.11: 6 (LB)
When we view God through glasses of faith we see him in a new light. We see a God who is intimately involved in our world as a healer, a saviour, and a deliverer and provider and more.
These attributes of God are like leaves on the tree. They are part of the tree and give it character. So God’s attributes or facets of his personality reveal his true character in detail.
We need to see clearly his whole character in detail not the blurred version of a defective sight portrayed by the TV and the media, We can have a detailed view of God through the glasses of faith.