We went camping with my in-laws this past summer. One night Nana proudly pulled frozen bags of seafood from her cooler to make skewers. She was getting frustrated as she prepared the skewers. Her scallops kept falling apart and resisting being thread onto the skewer. My father-in-law stepped in for a closer look and began to laugh. He could see what my mother-in-law could not. The frozen scallops were not scallops at all. It was a bag of leftover canned potatoes that she had frozen months earlier. Her solid belief that she had a bag of frozen scallops prevented her from seeing the truth. In the end, we had Idaho scallops on our skewers that night.
Paul grieved that unbelievers were unable to see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ. They missed seeing the truth of what was right in front of them. Jesus comes to let light shine out of darkness, for the truth of the glory of Christ to be revealed. When we see the truth revealed, what a gift it can be.
Dear Lord, sometimes our eyes play tricks on us and we miss seeing the blessings and glory of Christ that are right before us. Open our eyes that we may see you. Amen. — VB