Friday, February 25, 2011

Double Vision

The eye is an amazing organ! It is another great example of how our body is "fearfully and wonderfully made"!

One day this week I had to have dental work done in preparation for getting a new crown on a tooth. My dentist has a limit on how high a person's blood pressure can be when she works on them and sometimes mine exceeds that limit. I'm not scared of the dentist. I'm just scared my blood pressure will be too high....therefore it usually is! Crazy! Sooooo... the past couple of times I've had work done when she had to numb up my mouth she's insisted I take some prescription meds for anxiety.

Early that morning I put the two small white pills in the palm of my hand, asked the Lord to bless them to my good, and then put them in my mouth and swallowed them down with a bit of water. All seemed to go fine until my husband was driving me the hour's distance to the dentist's office. I suddenly noticed that I was seeing everything that was very far away from me in pairs! I was seeing double! Not blurry vision but two separate everythings! Something that had never happened to me before and it was a little scary to say the least!

Every car or truck we met on the highway had a twin. Every light pole came in pairs. Every stop sign had a double. The scary thing was that there was no way that I could tell which one was the real thing and which was the mirror image of it! I'm not sure just what caused this but I did not like it at all and hope that it never happens again.

A few days later as I thought about that experience it reminded me how important it is for us to know that what we are looking at is the real deal. Especially in spiritual matters. Maybe you've heard that Satan has a counterfit for every good thing that God has created. So we need to ask this of God? Or is it a counterfit from Satan?

James 4:8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Seeing double is not a normal thing. It's not a desirable thing. It can be a very dangerous thing! These statements are true whether talking about our physical vision or our spiritual vision! To keep our spiritual vision healthy, we must keep our eyes on ONE Person.....the Lord Jesus Christ!

Matthew 6:22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

What's your vision like today?



Karin said...

Oh my, that would be scary! I'm glad it clear! It is so good to see the spiritual application of our daily experiences! Another great post! Just caught up on the last few posts! Hope you enjoyed the snow!

Susan said...

Oh Marilyn,

This was an awesome word and lesson.

I pray your vision is back to normal.

Bless your heart!!

Have a great weekend♥

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Whew! Glad you were not driving!

We definitely need to have our eyes wide open as we walk through this world so we can discern good from evil.

Blessings to you, sweet friend.


Deborah said...

Wow Scarey experience! Good thing you weren't driving.
And great spiritual application, Marilyn.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Excellent teaching, Marilyn. We need to know the difference between truth and counterfeit. There have been times when I've confused the two. Thankfully, to know a fraud is to study the original. In our case, Jesus Christ.

Thanks for checking in with me. I appreciate your prayers.


Yolanda said...


Thankful that you are doing well. Love you!

Angie said...

What a great illustration! Maybe the Lord allowed that just so your could encourage us to examine our lives.

Hope the dental work & meds go better next time.