“keeping our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.” Hebrews 12:2 CSB
“I can’t find my glasses!” “Here, honey, use mine.” My husband and I used to have the same prescription for our eyeglasses. Over the years, subtle differences began to occur, and we could no longer see through each other’s lenses. So when this exchange happened, we both laughed. His view of the world through his glasses is different from mine.
Tonight we packed our bags for our trip to Canada. I’m honored to be competing at the Masters Classic World Championships. But this is another event where we will have different views. He’ll be there as a supporter. He will be up close and personal, but he won’t experience it as an athlete.
I will hear my name called nine times for each attempt I’ll make when the bar is loaded for me. I’ll step out onto the platform and listen for each command, and perform each lift according to the rules. Athletes, judges, coaches, and spectators have different views of the same event.
And so it is with our spiritual lives. We read from the same Bible, but we see it through the eyes of personal experience, culture, and church tradition. It doesn’t make one view superior to another. But it does give a richer flavor to our discussions as we glean insights from one another.
God calls our names, and we step forward, keeping our eyes on Jesus. He will bring us closer and deeper into His will. And as our vision aligns with His, we will all come close to using the same prescription. And His divine Word will lead us all in the same direction, closer and closer to Him.