Recently I got my eyes checked and the prescription for my glasses needed to be significantly changed. After getting used to them, I can’t believe the new perspective. I can’t believe how much better I can see. Everything in the distance is so much clearer. I hadn’t realized that my sight had degenerated so much over a few years.
It’s amazing how much better you feel when you see things as they really are. I wonder sometimes if we need to change our “prescription” of how we think God sees us. We see Him as loving, caring, and gracious. But He sees us differently. He doesn’t see us as sinners. He sees us as redeemed people brought to Himself.
He sees us as His children coming to Him. Ephesians 4:24 says, “And so put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” God sees us in our new bodies, as our new selves. He sees us as completed human beings through the redemptive work of Christ. He sees us as chosen, elected to Him, washed by His blood, and made righteous.
I listen to a lot of people talk about how bad they are. They have such a terrible self-view, and in that negative self-view they can’t escape the depression and the hurt. But, if we put on the new self and put on how God really sees us, we become new creatures and we have new clear perspective on how much God loves us.