The eye medication I use at night gives me cloudy vision. Once I put it in, there’s no more reading in bed.

But if I forget to use it, by the end of the next day everything looks blurred.

The blurred vision probably comes from working on a computer so much of the time. That and, perhaps, age, but I won’t admit to that. My eye doctor says my eyes get dry, and the ointment will help.

The medicine is good for my eyes but it’s inconvenient.

Sound familiar? Most of the time, something that’s good for us is inconvenient or uncomfortable so we fail to follow through.

Healthy eyes are crucial for me as a writer. And clear eyes are crucial for me as a Christian.

Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is unclouded, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If the light in you is darkness, how dark it will be!” (Matthew 6:22, GW).

If I’m to see myself and the world with clear vision, I have to keep my eyes focused on Jesus, who also said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will have a life filled with light and will never live in the dark” (John 8:12, GW).

I don’t know about you, but I prefer living in the Light.