Friday, June 6, 2014
How Far Can You See?
Without getting too technical, science has determined that the human eye looking straight ahead on a flat surface can see 2.9 miles ahead. For the eye that is a good stretch. In a car going 60 miles an hour that’s about 3 minutes.
Some jobs that you get into may seem like they will take a long time but once you get into it they go by quickly. I Corinthians 7:29 says that time is short. Many of the things that we do every day take up a lot of our time. We often get into a routine. Routines can be good, but some can hinder our eyesight. We just see the project at hand or move quickly on to the next task. Our vision can become limited. We often lose sight of the big picture.
As a Holy Ghost filled believer, I know God indwells me and goes with me. He said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” I also know that without a vision people perish. Life can deal us some hard knocks sometimes. Our heads get turned, the bruise turns purple then green, and we are ready to quit. We lose sight of the goal. Let me say it again: Time is short!
If there are objects in the way, our eye can’t see the full 2.9 miles ahead. When the lust of the eye and the pride of life get ahead of Jesus, our vision of heaven becomes cloudy. Peter was walking on the water until he turned and saw the waves. When Jesus asked the blind beggar what he wanted, he answered back that he receive his sight.
There is nothing like having clear, unimpeded eyesight with a vision toward heaven. The Bible says that if the blind lead the blind, they shall fall into a ditch. Time is short. We can’t spend what time is left just looking around. Let me just finally say, look up for your redemption draweth nigh. Heaven gets closer every day.