As many of you know, a couple of weeks ago, I started wearing glasses. For some reason, I was under the impression that as soon as I put the glasses on for the first time, my headaches would disappear, the world would be clearer, and life would be perfect. I was not prepared for the wave of nausea that overwhelmed me the moment I put the glasses on. For the first couple of days, my life was so much more miserable than it had ever been before I started wearing glasses. Today, even though there are still moments that I wish I had never gone to see the eye doctor, my brain has adjusted itself to the idea of glasses and my headaches are gone and the world is much clearer.

Isn't this how it is with our spiritual vision? In Second Corinthians 3:18, Paul tells us that "we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18). Does this sound like a painless process? Do you think that as we look at the glory of the Lord, we will magically change? No my friends. Growth and change are sometimes painful. There are times when we will wish that we had never looked at the glory of the Lord. But someday, it will all be worth it. We will learn to see the glory of the Lord clearly and we will be changed into the same image. And as we stand on the sea of glass, we will declare with the ransomed of God, "Heaven is cheap enough!"

Praying for clearer vision,

Pastor Sutherland

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