Now I See It

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Back in the 1990s people would stop in shopping malls and stare at large posters with patterns on them. Some would stare for half an hour or more and then exclaim “Now I see it”! These posters were computer generated Stereographs. Inside the patterns were specifically placed encoded dots that when viewed from a relaxed eye, would transform into an 3D image. I remember thinking- these people are crazy! There is nothing there. They are all experiencing a mass delusion. Then, one day in a Chicago airport I bought a book called The Magic Eye. In the back of the book there was the stereographic images that I was supposed to see. And guess what happened? I relaxed, crossed my eyes a bit, and sure enough the 3D image appeared. I exclaimed “Now I see it”! Without saying too much now, the same thing happened when I came to see that Jesus was the Son of the living God. The same thing happened with the apostle Paul (who once was known as Saul)

And immediately something like fish scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized; and he took food and was strengthened. Now for several days he was with the disciples who were in Damascus, and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”  All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, “Is this not the one who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?” But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ. Acts 9:18-22 NASB

What additional discoveries await me as I seek to know the God who made me? What blind spots still remain in my limited sight?

God, as this day begins- I thank You that You were gracious in revealing Yourself to me, a lost sinner. May I be as Paul, one who excitedly share the hope we have in Christ. I pray that those in my closest circle of friendships have scales that fall from their eyes and soon they behold the Lord who loves them. May they exclaim with joy “Now I see it” as they behold Jesus!

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