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The Cockeyed Squid

I pray that the eyes of your understanding may be opened.  Ephesians 1:18 NASB

Photo courtesy of pixabay.I once read an article about a deep-water squid called the Cockeyed Squid.

This squid has one small eye that looks into the darkness and one eye on the other side of its head that grows larger as it looks into the light.

These squids remind me of how many of us navigate life. Squid vision is dangerous for a Christian, but we can learn to see both the earthly and the heavenly at the same time.

A medical condition of the eyes called Antimetropia vision illustrates how the Creator can provide a balanced 20/20 spiritual vision. I was born with this condition. Strangely, one eye is farsighted while the other eye is nearsighted.

When I grew cataracts in both eyes, the eye specialist gave me a choice of remaining monocular or correcting to binocular. I was a bit concerned but chose to remain as the Lord had made me since I felt He knew best.

The doctor encouraged me when he told me he had had his eyes surgically corrected to be monocular. The surgery had helped him see the smallest detail with one eye, and he had performed 3000 eye corrections without any negative results. He also told me my brain would take the two pictures and form them into one clear picture. I discovered he was right.

Only the Holy Spirit can produce spiritual vision that accurately sees both the earthly and the heavenly simultaneously. It is supernatural to have an accurate realistic perception of what is going on around us and yet experience a heart, soul, and mind that rests in the love of God and His promises in the Bible. Only Almighty God knows how He can reveal both the earthly and heavenly to His children without them losing their minds.

The clearest vision you will ever know is when you yield to the Holy Spirit and let Him have control.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Robert L. Segress

The Rev. Dr. Bob Segress served as a licensed psychological clinician for twenty-five years. Upon retiring, he served for fifteen years as a prison minister. Retiring again, he began writing full-time after a period of boredom. He has written: The Biblical Approach To Psychology while serving as a college educator, The Shelton Series, and, in 2012, Ten Years Inside Shelton Prison. Currently, he writes for several publications such as Halo Magazine.