Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. John 14:9-10 (NIV)
Oldest son called from Hawaii. He is having a great time enjoying the best of both worlds, mountain and sea. During the week, he is on a 10,000 foot mountain summit, giving tours and educating visitors about such things as the nene goose, Hawaii’s state bird. He says they are a little like dogs, very cute and curious, except when they are breeding and then, stay out of their way. On his days off, he heads to the beach to snorkel and relax. It is a wonderful training experience for him and a chance to think about what he wants to do with his life. The down side is that he is broke. He doesn’t get paid much and the cost of living is pretty high in Hawaii. He has been trying to make it on his own without asking for money, but when he lost his sunglasses in the surf, he had to call and ask for a loan. Sunglasses are an essential item in the tropics. I have read that sunglasses are just as important as sunscreen and wearing them can prevent glaucoma. So, I am glad that oldest son wears them regularly. While, the pair he lost cost $100, I did not send him enough for an expensive pair, but hopefully, he will find some that fit and will suit him for the rest of his stay. It got me to thinking that I really ought to get myself some sunglasses, too. This time of year, the sun is in my eyes when I drive to work and when I come home. I should also wear them when I am walking from office to office downtown. Instead, I go around squinting and making wrinkles on my forehead. I am just as hard on sunglasses as oldest son. I wear regular glasses. I have since third grade and am blind as a bat without them. Every time I get a new pair of prescription lenses, I buy the sunglasses that attach to the frames of my regular glasses with magnets. But, I do not hold on to them for long. The last magnetic ones I had blew off when I was riding on husband’s motorcycle. I made the mistake of turning my head to the side and off they went never to be found again. So, I started buying the cheap clip ons from the discount store, but those have funky polarizing and nothing looks the right color. It is almost time for me to go and get my eyes examined again. Maybe when I get new glasses, I will have these old ones tinted and then, will have a pair of sunglasses, too. Every morning, when I wish I had a pair of sunglasses, I think about Jesus and what He came to earth to do. God in all His glory was too much for humans to comprehend. Jesus came and like a pair of Songlasses helps us to see God and understand Who He really is.