Even though it is October, discount cialis our family begins to buy Christmas gifts for each other during this time. To keep these gifts a surprise on Christmas morning we designate different areas throughout the house to hide them. My designated area is in the garage behind a curtain, discount viagra where I store some of my books. One of the gifts I recently purchased was a pair of binoculars for my son. And should he not need them, being a missionary, I would be glad to trade for them on Christmas morning. (Please keep this to yourself!)

I chose binoculars because I thought they would be great to have at football games, which I love to go to. When I borrowed a pair last season, I was amazed at how well I saw players, even their expressions after each play. Everything became so much clearer and crisper. That is the purpose of binoculars, to see things as if they were right in front of you.

In a parallel sense the purpose of God’s written Word is like a pair of binoculars because it also helps you see things up close when at times they seem so far away. For example when God’s direction appears to be so far away that you can hardly see what it is, the Scriptures can bring His direction up close and into focus. The Bible can also sharpen your view of obstacles that sometimes trip you up in this life, sin in particular. Finally, God’s Word can magnify His love to you, even when you don’t always love Him back.

So, read His Word, and let it be your binoculars to see up close what God wants you to see about His direction, the things that cause you to stumble, and His everlasting love.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. II Timothy 2: 15

For You are my lamp, O Lord; and You illumine my darkness. II Samuel 2: 29

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. I Timothy 2:13

The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness. Jeremiah 31:3