Carol Round: God’s at Work in the White Space

“…because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world”—1 John 4:4 (NIV). 

Before having cataract surgery several years ago, I could only discern objects a few feet away. From far off, everything was a blur. Since I’d worn glasses from the age of 10, waking up each morning to a fuzzy world was the norm for me.

Before surgery, I could read my favorite books without optical help. Tiny print was easier to read. Now, the reverse is true. Due to my age, I now require readers to see close-up. When I awaken, I can see clearly.

The same is true of our spiritual life. Focusing on trials, weaknesses or regrets creates a cloud upon our spiritual vision. This cloud blocks our sight. We do not see what God is up to in the world and in our lives.

In a recent devotional by Christine Caine, she relates a story about attending a psychology class where her professor projected a picture of a small black dot in the middle of a large white screen.

When he asked the class, “What do you see?” they all responded the same. “A black dot.”

Caine was excited, thinking how easy the class was going to be until the professor asked the same question. “What do you see?”

The class was confused as they responded with the same answer. “A black dot!” Caine recalls the professor’s response, saying it was a lesson she’d never forget.

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Source: Assist News