I am basically blind. Without my glasses, I can’t see the E on the eye chart. Notice I didn’t say I couldn’t read it, I said I couldn’t see it. My vision is so blurry that, to my eyes, there is no eye chart.
Without my glasses, the entire world looks like one of Monet’s paintings. Well, perhaps that’s too generous; you can still tell what things are in one of Monet’s paintings. Let me put it this way: if I forget where I placed my glasses I have to get my husband or daughters to find them for me because there’s no way I can see them.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’ve worn glasses since I was in 5th grade. Poor vision is something I’m used to. It’s part of who I am.
As I lay in bed looking out the window at sunlight filtering through the trees (a nice green backdrop with white prisms showing through), I realized that I take my glasses for granted. What if I couldn’t put them on and see the world around me clearly? How much would I miss? My girls’ smiles, the tiny lizards that surround our house, butterflies, dirt on the floor (ok, so I wouldn’t miss that one).
The point is that our wonderful Creator gifted someone(s) with the ability to make glasses. He gifted our family with the ability to afford them. He gifted me with people who can find them for me when I lose them. So, this morning, I decided to sit and reflect on what a wonderful Heavenly Father we have. Glasses are merely one of a million things about Him I take for granted.
What about you? Will you join me in finding one thing that you’ve never thanked God for? Something you usually take for granted? I’d love to hear what it is. Perhaps it will inspire someone else to thank God for that blessing as well. Share the love and worship God with me this morning!