Pastor's Pen: Vision

Ron Witbeck, associate pastor at Resurrection Life Church in Big Rapids

Ron Witbeck, associate pastor at Resurrection Life Church in Big Rapids

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Our physical vision is one of our most important senses, as we grow older it seems to dim. I know personally that while trying to deny the failing focus of my eyes, that my arms are no longer long enough to correct the problem.

Then came the day that I overcame my pride, I called for an appointment to see an eye doctor. After a sadden exam, came those fearful words that I needed glass. After getting the glasses, I found myself cursing them, they kept getting dirty, would not stay in place, they made me look older and silly.  

Then came the realization that I should be giving thanks for restored vision. Can you relate to it?

Now there is another ‘VISION’ that needs to be addressed: Spiritual Vision, once we accept Jesus as our personal Savior, the Scriptures of God are opened up to us. IF we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us as we read our Bibles, we can find familiar verses that take on a new interpretation.

Upon accepting Spiritual Vision, we will find the true love of God that He has poured out on us, as we read, meditate and pray! Our Bibles are the living Word, 

With ‘VISION’, whether it is with the new glasses, or our new sense of the power of God’s Word, we will begin to see more clearly what lies ahead of us. We no longer see as the world sees, we will witness the and experience God’s peace, strengthen, and guidance.

With our vision cleared let’s look at Jeremiah 29:11-13.

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.'"

Now, as you have read, meditate, clear your mind allowing the true ‘VISION’ of His Word to refresh you! Do not rush, re-read if you need, believe that you will receive clarity.

— Ron Witbeck is an associate pastor at Resurrection Life Church in Big Rapids.