To have 20/20 vision refers to a measure of sharpness of eyesight, being able to see clearly at 20 feet, what should normally be seen at that distance. In this new year of 2020 we may apply the concept of “vision” to our spiritual eyes of what we can and can’t see, due to distance. We can’t look out over the year 2020 and see all that it will hold, but we can put on our spiritual “glasses” to sharpen our vision. The glasses we wear, is hope.
Just as glasses help to focus our vision, hope is defined not as vague, unfocused expectations, but as confidence based upon a sure source: God. As a practicing Christian I know that hope comes from the assurance that God is working for good at all times, and He wants us to work with Him to reach our world. When we see hatred, confusion, injustice and oppression we can ask God to give us His guidance and strength for the battle. This is my vision for 2020.
“For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth… In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge… …as for me, I will always have hope.” (Excerpts from Psalm 71)