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Friday, October 8, 2010

Super Glue Is Bad for the Eyes

Eye drops are a normal regimen associated with cataract surgery. Super glue is not! Unfortunately, a cataract patient reached for what she thought were eye drops but mistakenly grabbed super glue. Drop! Drop! Presto—sealed eyes. Surgery was required to cut away the glue.

Eyesight is priceless gift. So is the ability to see life from a biblical perspective. However, certain distractions may keep us from seeing things as God wants us to see them and even close our spiritual eyes as tightly as super glue closed the eyes of the unfortunate cataract patient. Anything that distracts us from God’s Word also keeps us from seeing His character and ways. As a result, we fail to see the folly of trying to satisfy the cravings of the heart and soul with empty philosophy, insecure wealth and possessions, mindless entertainment, and fleeting pleasures.

King David valued keen spiritual vision. He prayed, “Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law [Word]” (Psalm 119:18).

Let’s keep super glue and a safe distance but keep God’s Word close at hand.