The woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom. (Gen. 3:6)
She could not understand why she had missed that step on the way down, but missing it caused her to take a tumble onto the floor. Grandkids came running to her rescue from every which way, and they helped her to her chair. She tried to retrace her steps but just could not figure out what had been amiss. She had walked those steps for a lifetime, but today they just did not look right. She needed a few moments to recover, so she requested a grandchild to fetch her readers. He shyly replied, with a smile, that they were already on her face. Confused, she reached toward the bridge of her nose, and sure enough, he was right. Choosing the wrong spectacles that morning had caused the whole world to look different, and that had led her to injury.
We make choices every day that impact our perspective, the lens through which we see the world. Eve chose to listen to the deceptive voice of the serpent, and his forked tongue drew word pictures of a better way than what God had for them. She listened as he shaped her view to see things vastly different than what God had promised, and what she had known to be true. She chose the wrong spectacles and it caused her to stumble into sin in the only place she knew as home.
Make choices today that will protect your perspective about God.
Elizabeth Rhyno is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, worship pastor, and advocate for the wholeness and restoration God generously gives.
© 2021 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.