Wednesday, May 14, 2008

God's Binoculars

When I saw a flash of scarlet and gold in the trees I went on high alert and wished I had my binoculars handy. The bright colors of an oriole are guaranteed to brighten my day and I'd love to see one and start feeding it. By the time I got my binoculars out of the front closet the bird was gone, so I placed them beside me so they'd be handy for the next time.

Soon a hummingbird came to the feeder right outside my window and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing her close up and crystal clear. Next a flicker visited the yard light pole and I was amazed by his intricate detail that I had missed all these years. As I studied and enjoyed the birds in a new way I couldn't help but praise God for His awesome craftsmanship. What a God of detail and style we serve!

With the binoculars at my eyes I realized the Holy Spirit is similar (but much better than!) any pair of binoculars. When we read or meditate on Scripture through the lens of the Holy Spirit we see things more clearly and in greater detail. Prayerfully approaching God's Word allows us to understand it better...the Spirit clarifies our sight.

Just like my binoculars are now near my chair so they're close at hand, I want to be in close communion with God so His Spirit can can be my binoculars and help me see things clearly.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, I want to see through the eyes of the Holy Spirit. I'm way too near-sighted to count on my own pair. Thank you so much for sharing this, and I love love love the picture!

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  2. I have been having trouble lately with my Bible reading. Things used to be so clear to me, and lately they have saeem muddied. Thank you for reminding me to seek God in prayer before diving into his Word. I need that Holy Spirit lens.

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