LOOKING AT THE WORLD WITH NEW EYES

I was reading about a lady in her 70s who had been blind all of her life. She had just undergone a delicate surgery that enabled her to see for the first time. For the first time ever she saw her husband and three grown children and a whole world of new things. She said that sometimes she was so overwhelmed by all of the new information that she was taking in by her new eyes that she had to go away and sit in silence and rest and quietly think for a while.

In a similar way people who have given their lives to Christ and have undergone a spiritual change have said that it is like a burden being lifted off of them. Others said that because of the change that they feel forgiven and look at life in a totally different way. So it is like looking at the world with new (spiritual) eyes.

Paul in Colossians 2:11-13 describes a “spiritual surgery” when he said, “In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision by the hands of men but the circumcision done by Christ. Having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins…”

Paul describes this change a little differently in 2nd Corinthians 5:17 where he says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” There is a spiritual and eternal change awaiting us in the operation of God. This operation is free of charge and painless so why do we wait? Take advantage of the “Great Physician’s” offer to come into our lives and make us new from the inside out.

Just something to think about!

Harvey Schultz

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