What Goggles Are You Wearing?
Who knows? I don’t know for sure, but I probably would have tried to hide parts of my life when I first started this blog nearly three years ago. Maybe, for sure, when I first started down the path of sharing back in 2008.
Not now. While not trying to glorify it, I participated in activities that didn’t exactly bring glory to God. There was a Country song when I was a kid by Mickey Gilley. It had a line that went something like this: Don’t the girls all get prettier at closing time.
Let’s just say that as the evenings went on during my youth, I put on a certain pair of goggles that sent me down the path of Mickey’s song. How I managed to stay out of any more trouble than I did get in is evidence to me that, even then, the Lord had His hand on my life.
My pastor flips this script a bit every so often in his sermons. He tells us to put on another set of goggles.
Our God goggles.
What does that look like?
You might offer Living Water to a woman who has been married multiple times and is living with a man who isn’t her husband.
You might scribble in the dirt when a woman caught in adultery is dragged out for you to judge.
You might offer healing to a woman who has suffered all of her life from a terrible condition.
These are all things that Jesus did. He didn’t just put His God goggles on when He woke up every morning. He never took them off. He wore them each and every day. He showed us what it looked like to wear God goggles so that we would have an example to live by.
What else did He do?
He said drink Living water.
He said to go and sin no more.
He said be healed.
Jesus wore His God goggles.
What goggles are you wearing?