We are so blinded by our own sin in our lives. Sin is like glasses we look through to see. God is whispering to us, "take off the glasses, you aren't blind anymore. What you see isn't the truth. Take them off, you are whole, you are mended, you are made perfect in me. Look through my grace, my love, my forgiveness and see ALL that I see you are!"
Unfortunately, as easy as that can be it can be equally as hard. Sometimes, we are too weak to take off the glasses. We are so comfortable in our sin. It is the norm, it is what we are familiar with. We like familiar, because it is palpable. Sometimes we need each other to take the glasses off. In Mark 2, the friends took the paralyzed man to Jesus. They were so desperate for him to be healed, they dug a hole in the roof and lowered him down to Jesus.
What a beautiful example of the church. As pastors' wives this is one of our leading roles. We are the friend who carries the blind, the paralyzed, the broken, the hurting, the lost sheep back to Jesus. Sometimes it is as easy as taking off their glasses they have grown accustomed to seeing their life through. And other times it takes desperate measures of digging through ceilings to get to Jesus. Chasing the wolves away from the sheep that is astray.
Let this song wash over you, like it has been washing over me the past couple of weeks. Take off the glasses, if you have picked them back up in areas of your life. See you how Jesus sees you. The chains are gone. You are free. You are not held in bondage anymore. Get up and walk. Help others take off their glasses.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor