A woman reads her Bible. What does God’s word say about “heart blindness?” (AP)

A woman reads her Bible. What does God’s word say about “heart blindness?” (AP)

What is vision impairment like? Legal blindness is 20/200 even with glasses. (iStock)

What is vision impairment like? Legal blindness is 20/200 even with glasses. (iStock)

The Lamp of Your Body

Posted: May 1, 2017

“Your eye is the lamp of your body.” Do you remember who said that? Jesus did! He also said this: “When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.” (Luke 11:34)

Did you know you have two sets of eyes? One set shows you the physical world around you. The other set shows you spiritual reality. When your first set of eyes doesn’t work, you might stumble around, bonking your toes on furniture and wondering when it’s safe to cross the street. When your spiritual eyes are dark, you won’t be able to understand the truth or know how to walk in wisdom.

People’s earthly eyes can have 20/20 vision. That means they see perfectly. But on this side of heaven, no one has flawless spiritual sight. As we learn from God, our spiritual eyes get more and more light. God uses His people, especially pastors and teachers, to explain the Bible to us. As we listen, our hearts fill with light. It is almost as if they are giving us glasses to help our broken vision work again. One day, our eyes—spiritual and physical—will see God face to face. Then something incredible will happen. We will become like Him! (1 John 3:2)