When we dive into the ocean with our eyes open, images are unclear. The water blurs our vision and everything is vague. Without any aid, we are unable to identify the objects surrounding us. However, when we put on a diving mask or goggles, the sea world suddenly comes into focus. We can now marvel at the ocean in a way we never could before. We can see very clearly the direction in which we are heading, appreciate the beauty of the ocean and identify what is friendly and what is dangerous.
Life can seem pretty vague. For many of us, we journey aimlessly through our lives trying to find sense and purpose to something that seems pointless. Aren’t we taught (through theories of evolution), that we live simply to breed, then die! Is there a higher purpose to life? If there is, how can we possibly see things clearly?
When we look at life through the Word of God (Bible), everything takes on a completely different appearance. We see things with a clarity that could never be attained relying on our own resources. Suddenly, there is understanding as to why certain things happen. We can discern beauty in a way we could never appreciate before. We can clearly see our destination and purpose in life.
God never intended us to travel through life disorientated and vulnerable to every danger. He gave us goggles (Bible) to see clearly – it is up to us to put them on. (Psalms 119:105, Hebrews 4:12)