By Kristen Entwistle
I remember being a first or second grader, and realizing that I couldn’t see what the teacher was writing on the board. I couldn’t read things unless they weren’t right in front of my face. And so, my parents signed me up at the eye doctor’s office, and I got glasses. I thought they were pretty cool at first. I thought they made me look pretty smart.
Then I started swimming in middle school, and realized that when I put on my goggles, I couldn’t see anymore. Fortunately, someone came up with the idea of prescription goggles that fixed that problem. When I started wearing contacts, life got a lot better. I was no longer the nerd with glasses, but I could still see, which was great for both my social life and my grades.
I wish there was a pair of glasses that I could put on that would show me why things happen the way they do. Or what’s coming next. Or maybe even what comes after this life – what God has in store for us.
Jacob and Joseph didn’t have glasses like that, but their faith allowed them to look beyond the temporary, beyond the here and now, and beyond even death. Join me today as we study these heroes of the faith.