You know about #dressgate by now: The dress that appears gold and white to some but blue and black to others. The famous pic recently made the rounds on the Internet, and at dinner table and water cooler conversations. “What color do YOU see?” each asked. You’d think the answer was plain as the nose on your face! But writer Steve Salt says of the #dressgate effect:
“Craig Silverman, writing about the lessons of the dress from a journalist’s standpoint said, ‘Let it be a reminder of the fact that what we think we are seeing, hearing and understanding may in fact have no connection to fact.’ Point well taken.
“Willingness to challenge our convictions requires a modicum of humility – an honest assessment of one’s own prejudices. Support in bringing about fresh perspectives needs to come from sources outside our own limited viewpoints. My life experiences have pointed me toward God for the needed humility and out-of-the-box answers to wellness and life’s big curiosities.
“Like the period when I experienced recurring trouble with the vision in the corner of my right eye. A distorted image frequently appeared on and off for several months. Terms such as ‘macular degeneration’ would pop up into my thought. Yet as disturbing as that sounded I wasn’t going to be persuaded that the difficulty was a lasting condition or recurring threat to my vision. Prayer helped to counteract the detrimental convictions brought on by fear and secure a better sense of my spiritual purity and unhampered eyesight. “The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them,” This reassuring statement in Scripture isn’t just wishful thinking, but authoritative insight into the flawless nature of my being. Eventually, a small, hard irritant washed out of the corner of my eye and the distortions disappeared.”
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