By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
The first time my California Cowboy visited Greeley, Colorado, his nose told him he’d never live there. Lots of feed lots in that part of the country.
“That’s the smell of money,” an old timer said. “You’ll get used to it.”
So did I. After the wedding, we made our first home near Greeley, and I never smelled the feedlots again.
The ability to acclimate is a wonderful thing.
Sometimes we adapt to aspects of our environment that aren’t beneficial. We go numb, deaf, or blind to negative influences that can restrict our receptivity and faith.
This point became startlingly clear to me last week upon the arrival of new windows for our living room.
We were so used to our old double-pane glass that had lost its luster (and seal), that we didn’t know what we were missing. No matter how I washed the old windows, the view was never clear.
When the windows were replaced, I was stunned. I’d become so accustomed to the old view that I was overwhelmed by the new. For too long, I’d been “looking through a glass darkly.”
Some things just have to be replaced if we want to see the truth.
That’s what Jesus does for us. He takes away the old and gives us the new.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
We have an even better view to look forward to someday when we see our Lord “face to face” rather than through that glass darkly (1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV).
Until then, let’s not acclimate so well to the morals and manners of our worldly environment that we lose sight of what the truth really is.
~~~I’d become so accustomed to the old view that I was overwhelmed by the new. Click To Tweet Some things have to be replaced if we want to see the truth. Click To Tweet
Stunned by the view from her window, she surveyed the yard below, blanketed in solid white. ~An Improper Proposal
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