Well, the day that I never thought would come has arrived. Insert heavy sigh here. I have just purchased my first pair of reading glasses. I probably need a completely different prescription for my contact lenses, but I don't have time to fool with that before I go on vacation...so I went to the drugstore and made the purchase.
I was feeling kind of weird about it - not really sad, just weird to be old enough to need them. I guess I thought I would stay eternally 27! But, I'm going to play a "Let's pretend" with these glasses - we'll make it a game.
Let's pretend that they have magic powers that will inspire my words as I do research for my dissertations...sermons, too, for that matter.
Let's pretend that they have the power to help me more clearly see not only words, but life too...since they have magic powers.
Let's pretend that they can help me see any old problem from a new perspective.
Let's pretend that they help me focus my vision where it needs to be.
Let's pretend that they make me look intellectual, and heck, since they are magic glasses, let's pretend that they increase my IQ by serveral points.
Let's pretend that they make me see the good in everybody.
Let's pretend that they make me see signs of the Spirit - obvious signs and hidden signs.
Let's pretend that they help me see hope, find hope, and share the vision of hope with others.
I'm feeling better already.