About a week ago, I was cutting the grass at the farm (Yes, in the South we have to cut the grass about 10 months out of the year), and something blew up and got into my eye. I really thought it was some dust or pollen. So when I got home, I squirted it with some eye drops and thought I was done. The next morning when I woke, all I could see out my right eye was a big smear. At that point I was a bit concerned.
As Christians, we have so many distractions keeping us from the freedoms and truths of Christ. We are so quick to judge one another. I know in our Town if Crucifixions were still legal, we would have one a week. Judging one another can become an daily obsession.
During this last week, it was all that I thought about. Am I going blind? Will my eye ever heal? Lots of prayer and self talk. Finally, I went to the eye doctor yesterday. She peered into her eye microscope and I knew that it had to be something big or I definitely needed surgery. The Doctor numbed my eye and with a swipe of a cotton swab, she removed what I thought was a stick. She showed me at the tip of the swab was a tiny speck of dust causing all the problems. I about jumped out of that chair and gave her a big hug! She had rescued me from my Speck!
As Christians, mercy and forgiveness should always come first. Everyone has a back story, everyone falls short. Don’t let your life be controlled by judging others. Don’t let your days be filled with negativity and self talk. All the days of your life should be about praise and adoration for the Father and all that He has done. Don’t be distracted by the darker things of this World! Just as the Father has lavished us with Mercy and Grace, we should love one another in the same way.
Live to Love. And Love to Live. Let Mercy and Grace be your North Star!
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5