lost between the lines

(leaded bullseye glass, Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)

My glasses broke.
In more places than one….
They are unrepairable and I am in desperate need of being able to see…clearly.

I did however finally manage to find time for an appointment,
which has come none too soon as
I have considered resorting to adding some super glue and or a little duct tape…
My husband, the jeweler who fixes all types of glasses all the time,
has flatly observed that mine are beyond his help…

In about a week I should have a new pair…
A new pair that will not be hanging on by a prayer.
A pair that will free me from tilting my head and listing dangerously too far to the right…
Plus I’m hoping that everything will be much more clear and focused….

If seeing clearly was only so simple for this world of ours…

If this misguided, skewed, and oh so lost world in which we live…
could simply slap on a pair of super corrected glasses…
then maybe, just maybe, things would come into focus…
And that which has become grey, fuzzy and blurred beyond recognition, would be readily and easily discerned.

Instead we are living in a world, a society and a culture that is confused…
As it knows not as to whether it is coming or going…
for we use to know…
right from wrong…
good from bad…
boys from girls…
girls from boys…
light from dark…
up from down…
too much from too little
respect from disrespect
moderate from extreme
kindness from hate
Hope from despair
Truth from lies
God’s word from no word…

for in this blurry, fuzzy, lack of clarity world…
the word of God has been lost between the lines….

“‘But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors—their unfaithfulness and their hostility toward me, 41 which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies—then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin, 42 I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.
Leviticus 26:40-42

14 comments on “lost between the lines

  1. David says:

    May you see clearly again soon Julie!

    • I’ll be seeing clearly come next week when the glasses get in…our poor world however will need to really do some waking up, and soon, if it hopes to ever see clearly 😉

  2. Wally Fry says:

    Hi Julie

    Great analogy you have made here and I can so relate. I am actually not functional without my glasses, and could never wait a week. I literally cannot live without them.

    Kind of like God’s Word..hmm

  3. Lynda says:

    Julie, as I’ve been absent from your blog for a few days, I read yesterday’s and today’s in succession and it is so evident that today’s post flows from yesterday’s thoughts. When we are humble then we are aware of our shortcomings and confess them to our Lord. Thank you and God bless you as you squint your way around this week.

  4. Sheila says:

    I’d say that in the important things you see quite clearly! But I know what it’s like trying to do without the glasses. Glad yours are on the way!!

  5. atimetoshare.me says:

    So important that we have our glasses to see clearly. So important that we read the word daily, so our minds are clear. Bring on those specs, Yoda.

  6. I hate it when something’s wrong with my glasses. I do hope you get your new ones soon. Great post despite the vision issues and the photo was perfect for this one. Love, N

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