Wayne Weekly “Eyesight Disabled”
Written by Wayne Taylor on March 22, 2021
My vehicle has what is manufacturer calls, “Eyesight”. It has dual cameras that process information like a stopped car ahead of you, warns you if you are crossing over the pained lines on a road, keeps you at a prescribed distance from a vehicle in front of you while in cruise control, and a few other safety warnings.
I find it helpful. But there are some instances when it disables itself and tells you that on the information screen. It boldly reads “Eyesight Disabled”, and is accompanied by an audio “beep”. One time I discovered that a spider had built a web over one camera lens during the overnight. I thought my system was broken because it would not function and the disabled icons refused to go out. I finally wondered if something might be blocking the camera view…and discovered the web. I have no idea where the spider went, but I carefully began removing the threads without touching the lens (touching the lens is a big no no).
A dirty windshield also prevents the “eyesight” from functioning properly. Easily fixed.
The more common shut down of the system is when I drive looking directly into the sun, say in early morning after sunrise or near sunset. The camera just can’t see in all the glare and I hear the “beep” and see the readout, “Eyesight Disabled”.
Sometimes we as Christians can experience “eyesight disabled”. Our spiritual eyesight may fail when we let cobwebs cloud our vision. Cobwebs come when we don’t keep things clean. Sin causes cobwebs.
Spider webs can block our view. Those worldly invaders that spin a web over our spiritual eyes. Again, letting sin invade our Christian world view, our Christian character, our Christian sights are disabled. We may cross over the line, we may even crash.
The Holy Spirit activates readouts that alert us of our peril. His warning system takes the form of conviction, replayed Bible verses. Christian literature. The warning “beeps” might take the form of a message preached, a song listened to, counsel of a friend or acquaintance.
How wonderful to know that the system can function correctly once again when we clean out the debris, remove the glare, and fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
“…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2