On opening night of the NFL football season, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the defending SuperBowl Champion Giants to start the season off right. During the game, the cameras caught a guy in the owner’s booth cleaning Jerry Jones’ glasses and handing them back to him.
The big question was…Who was the lackey cleaning the glasses? It turned out not to be a lackey at all; it was actually Jerry Jones’ son-in-law just helping his father-in-law out with his smudged lenses. Instead of being mad about the media ribbing, Anderson, Jerry’s son-in-law, decided he would have a little fun with it as well.He designed and ordered some custom eyeglass cleaning cloths with the words “Jerry Wipes” printed on them, so you can clean the smudges off your glasses as well.
It is hard to fathom capitalizing on smudges; however, we often allow sin to impair our vision and thus allow Satan to have a capitalizing foothold on our lives. Sometimes we ignore the smudges in our lives because we are concentrating so hard on what is in front of us. Issues, schedules, worries and sin blur our vision. Sin definitely has the capability to keep us from seeing life clearly, and as a result, we need someone to help us clear things up.
That is why the Psalmist said,
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”(Ps 103:11-12)
So, if you need a little help cleaning up your life today: look up, pray ,and ask God to clear things up for you.
Have a Blessed Day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D