2019-07-13 - Healthy Eyes
Matthew 6:22-23 (NIV)—The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy,your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.
I recently had cataract surgery on one of my eyes. On the other eye, I had a laser procedure to remove cloudiness in that eye. After two days, I can see more clearly than in many years. I don’t have to wear regular glasses, and I can see colors and textures very clearly. I feel like I have brand-new eyes.
In Matthew 6, Jesus talks about having healthy eyes to see the light. It is crucial that we see the light of the Gospel, which is the good news of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. We get our new eyes by praying to God, to help us trust Jesus for our salvation for us. Then we need to share this light with others. In fact, it is our job to do that. We need to tell them of the good news that Jesus came to pay the price for our sins. Without the light of Jesus, we and they live in darkness and hopelessness.
Richard Moser, Jr