I Can See Clearly Now

“Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He asked. ‘Lord, we want our sight,’ they answered. Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. - Matthew 20:32-34
 
 
A couple years ago, something in my life changed that caught me off guard. I noticed that every time I went to a restaurant, I had difficulty reading the menu. Every time I went out to eat, I had to hold the menu up to the light or pull out my cell phone and use the flashlight on it.
 
For a long time, I thought the reason I was having difficulty seeing was because the restaurants had started dimming their lights to create a more intimate ambiance. But one day, while pulling out my cell phone to read the menu, I looked around and noticed that I was the only one in the entire restaurant reading the menu with the aid of a cell phone. I realized then there was a problem.  
 
After making an appointment with an eye doctor, I discovered my ability to see things close up was not as good as my ability to see things far away, and as a result I would need reading glasses. I’ll never forget the feeling the first time I put them on and read small words on a page. I remember saying to myself, “Oh wow, I can see clearly now!” From that moment on, my blurred vision cleared up. Things that I could not see before suddenly became clear.
 
I then realized that declaration, “I can see clearly now,” applied not just to reading words on a page, but also for navigating your way throughout life. It is hard to function when you cannot see clearly. It’s difficult navigating your way through life when you don’t have a strong understanding of who you are, what you are doing, and where you are going. The men in the verses above recognized they could not see and knew they needed Jesus’ help.  
 
Do you need Jesus to give you sight? Maybe there is something for which you need better clarity in your life. Whatever it might be, if you are struggling to see something, ask Jesus for help. He can help you see clearly.
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