I have been accused more than once of seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. the people who tell me this say it like it’s a bad thing. Well, I plead guilty to this, but I disagree about it being a bad thing. I believe it is a beautiful thing and I wish I could put my “glasses” on them, so they could experience what I see.
There is one thing I would change, though. I would call it seeing the world with resurrection eyes. A pastor friend of mine used this term on Easter and I fell in love with it. THIS is what I want to be guilty of – seeing the world with resurrection eyes.
The resurrection wasn’t just a victory over death, it was a victory over the sins, fear, sickness, etc., that comes with daily living. Seeing the world with resurrection eyes shows us His faithfulness during difficult circumstances and the hope we have in the healing and forgiveness given to us on the cross. Daily we should remind ourselves of these things, seeing them in everything, and giving thanks each day instead of just on one miraculous Sunday.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 Peter 1:3
Looking at the details of our days with resurrection eyes gives us hope and builds our faith no matter what the day may bring. Our hope is a living hope, active and alive, meant to exist in every moment or our lives. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.
“therefore i live for today-
certain of finding at sunrise
guidance and strength for the way.
power for each moment of weakness,
hope for each moment of pain,
comfort for every sorrow,
sunshine and joy after rain!”