I have never been accused of being the sharpest tool in the shed.
I blame a fall at age three in which I fell on my head on the concrete floor of our basement in Newfoundland where my dad was stationed.
Given the technology and location at the time I am quite certain the X-ray machine was as advanced as the cartoon versions we remember from that era where the cat patient and all the technicians jolted whilst viewing the bones and such on a black and white screen.
So on Sunday I learned something that the rest of you all have probably known for years and years and it is so incredibly astounding to me as new information that I have gone over it in my brain numerous times.
One of our class mates shared a prayer request for upcoming cataract procedure but used the term “getting a new lens.”
I had no idea that is what cataract surgery involves.
I knew something grows across the eye and clouds vision, but I just assumed they removed the growth somehow.
Not at all.
In fact, I have had such a time processing this that I googled it and here is what I found.
From www.allaboutvision.com :
“In cataract surgery, the lens inside the eye that has become cloud is removed and replaced with an artificial lens to restore clear vision.”
And as I have sat mulling this whole new perspective over and over in my mind it kind of hit me this morning as a spiritual truth as well.
Because sin clouds over our vision you know.
And God doesn’t just clean it up.
He completely removes the part of us that has become ruined and replaces it with (and this is where the analogy must take a slight detour) not with an artificial lens but with a true and genuine one that cannot deteriorate.
We see and feel and think with His heart and His mind and He is constantly renewing us.
Pretty good exchange, don’t you think?