I can not keep sunglasses. As hard as I’ve tried, I inevitably lose them, sit on them, leave them somewhere, or they get completely beat up in the bottom of my purse. But there is a reason that my sunglasses don’t stand a chance—I buy cheap ones! Five to ten dollars is my sunglasses budget. No wonder I don’t take good care of them! 

The quality of our lens matters. What we see the world through affects how we engage with it. Good lenses make a difference. They block out harmful rays and help our eyes relax.

The Lord sees everything through the lens of goodness. He is good, period. His goodness is everywhere and we do well to be aware of it. And once you start to recognize it, it changes you! 

Your eyes are important to the Lord. He wants you to see yourself, others, and the world around you the way he does. The eyes are a gateway to the heart. We want to protect our eyes from the dark, harmful, and damaging rays of the enemy and see through the lenses of God’s goodness. 

Next time you slip your sunglasses onto your face, I bless you to be extra aware of the goodness of God all around you. See it, take it in, and be filled with the wonder of the goodness of God!

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4: 18, NIV)

Season Bowers