Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Maylan Schurch
Friday, October 18, 2019

A few weeks back I went to my eye doctor’s office to get a routine eye exam. While I was waiting at the counter to check in, I glanced around and saw a large video monitor mounted on the wall. After studying it for a few seconds, I realized that it was an online traffic map, showing where slowdowns might be.

If you’re familiar with such maps on your smartphone—I use them all the time—you know that if a highway is green, the travel time is normal. Red means things are really slow, and black means nothing’s moving and you might as well choose a different route.

Casting my experienced eye over these familiar highways that morning, I could tell that I could get pretty much anywhere I wanted to go pretty quickly at that time of day. Selected travel times are listed at the bottom of the screen.

I thought this monitor was a nice thing for an eye clinic to provide. The reason you’re standing at that counter is so you can get your “near” vision checked, and a quick glance at this screen gives you the farsighted overview you’ll need when you get back on the road again.

That’s what’s so helpful about the Bible. It gives us spiritual eyesight to see what we should do with what’s directly in front of us, and at the same time it gives us breathtaking prophetic vistas of a thrilling and limitless future.

Want to read some of what the Bible has to say about the future? Click the link just below: