Jesus is the Prescription for Everything
I have had glasses since I was twelve years old. I did not need them too much when I received my first prescriptive pair, but as the years have progressed I’ve needed them more and more. Even when I transitioned into contact lenses, my dependency on corrective eye-wear only increased. Without the corrective eye-wear, everything is a blur; everything remains out of focus. Ironically, even though in my everyday life I automatically reach for my glasses or contacts because my sight is unclear, in my spiritual life, I can go quite a while with my vision cloudy and obscured before I reach out for clarity, blindly wandering through situations, eyes veiled, and mind swirling in a vortex of ambiguous thought.
Not too long ago, I found myself in that place. Groping the darkness, arms stretched in front of me seeking out direction blindly. I even remember telling the Lord that I didn’t know what to do, that I couldn’t see; I couldn’t find my way through the circumstance. One day in particular, I felt Him very lovingly put on my spiritual prescriptive glasses for me. He gently placed them on the bridge of my nose, and in an instant, my vision was restored.
What was in that prescription that changed things? As I looked through the lenses, and my vision came into focus, all I could see was Jesus, and suddenly, nothing else seemed to matter. I just couldn’t stop thinking about Jesus. I couldn’t stop thinking about the Cross. I couldn’t stop thinking about what He’s done for me, and…it was enough, enough to reset my perspective because…He is enough—He is MORE than enough.
Jesus is the prescription for everything—literally. That’s not just the right Sunday School answer, it’s the truth. Everything in our lives MUST be filtered through Him. He is everything, and everything points us back toward Him because: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcomeit.” John 1:1-5
Today, put on your spiritual glasses. Allow the Father to help you see life and all that you face through the prescriptive lenses of Jesus Christ.