It's been said that people are supposed to see their life with 20/20 vision in the year 2020 [pun intended]. While it's fun to think that because the calendar year 2020 is the same number as what is medically considered to be "perfect vision", they really have nothing to do with each other. We never truly know what our next second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year will actually look like, but we usually have a general idea. As I write this devotional late in the year 2020 and roughly 6 months into a pandemic that has shaken up our daily lives in more ways than one, the year 2020 has looked nothing like I thought it would, and I know that's true for you too! Whether you wear glasses, see 20/20, or see better than 20/20, I want you to see what God sees.
In the Old Testament, God sends many prophets to prophesy. A prophet is simply someone sent by God to speak on God's behalf. Abraham, Moses, Samuel, David, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel were all prophets, just to name a few. There were also false prophets, people who said they were speaking on God's behalf, but really weren't. How did you tell the difference? Well, everything the real prophets prophesied about all came true, and still prove true to this day. The most significant prophesy of the Old Testament was that of Jesus Christ, who we get introduced to in the New Testament through another prophet (John the Baptist). The point is, if we have any hope of seeing clearly and truthfully, we can't forget where to look.
Isaiah 40:28-31 says, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
What will you see with your 2020 vision?