The Divine Optometrist
“And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.” – Mark 8:24-25
Jesus touched the blind man’s eyes and he had his sight restored. At first, he could not see distinctly for the men appeared as men walking. He then, after Jesus put His hands upon him, saw every man clearly. His sight was completely restored.
The lost sinner is in a state of darkness and blinded by sin. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” – I Corinthians 4:4 When saved, eyes are opened and he sees everything in a new light. The Scriptures, the Saviour, and creation are now seen for what they are and in light of the Sovereign heart and hands of God. The new convert, however, sees at first indistinctly.
The Christian experience is viewed with wonder and amazement. The Christian life is viewed by the ones with newly opened eyes as mysterious and the doctrines of Scripture are hardly understood. The eyes newly opened by the grace of God sees “men as trees walking”!
The wonderful spiritual transformation of the greater sanctification of the believer leads to “eyes seeing more clearly”. The “Divine Optometrist” not only restores sight to the blinded eyes but corrects the vision more and more as the walk with God continues and the heart is more drawn to Him. The progress of vision involves that of “no vision” to “20/20 vision” and ultimately “face to face vision” with the One who restored blinded eyes. “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” – I Corinthians 13:12
Chuck Peters – 5/13/2022