I received good news at my eye checkup last monthmy faraway vision has improved. Well, I thought it was good news until a friend informed me: Faraway vision can improve as we age; close-up vision may diminish.
The report made me think of another kind of improved faraway vision that I have observed in some Christians. Those who have known the Lord for a long time or who have gone through great trials seem to have a better heavenly vision than the rest of us. Their eternal eyesight has gotten better and their close-up earthly vision is diminishing.
Because the apostle Paul had that type of eternal vision, he encouraged the church in Corinth: Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory . . . . The things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Cor. 4:17-18).
For now we struggle with our eyesight. Theres a tension between enjoying all that God has given us in this life, yet still believing what theologian Jonathan Edwards said about our future: To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Seeing Him will bring perfect vision.
Read: 2 Corinthians 4:165:8
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