Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Night Vision

Our Soldier Son has told us about using night vision glasses on his recent mission. This led to a discussion with my husband for him to help me understand it a little more, since I know absolutely NOTHING about military equipment - how it works - and/or the reason to use it.

But this particular piece of equipment has intrigued me. I have gone to several web-sites to read more about it. (Thanks to the Google search engine). So, at least I understand it a little bit more.

So, this is the direction of my thought process.

Night vision: being able to see clearly in the dark. A good thing for our soldiers. Not a good thing for the enemy. They may think that they are hidden in the darkness of the night - but in reality - they are not. Night Vision reveals all.

Scripture: "You can be sure your sins will find you out." A good thing for righteous living. Not a good thing for the enemy of our souls. Satan loves darkness. He wants you to have secrets and shame. Little thoughts to convince you that if others do not know - then it is not a problem (whatever your IT is ) He wants you to stay in darkness. But Jesus is the light of the World - He reveals in the light what goes on in the darkness. (Night Vision huh?) He loves us so much that He will not let us continue or prosper in our sin. He sees and knows all. You cannot hide even the smallest secret sin from Him. And in due time, if needed, He will reveal it. He definately will pinpoint it to us in our spirit/conscience. He will convict. He wants you to confess and be clean. - Righteous living. A life that is free of guilt and shame. A restored life. A freedom that can only be obtained by the cleansing work of the Blood of the Lamb.

So, think about your life.... Do you have a secret sin? One that you have allowed the enemy to convince you that it is ok as long as no one knows? Well, your Savior knows. He has night vision. He sees all. Even what is hidden.

How do we avoid being trapped into secret sin? Accountability. Everyone needs to be accountable to someone. Does anyone have your email password? Access to your accounts? All of them. Do you have anything that you would be deleting quickly if you knew that someone else would be looking tomorrow? That is a sure sign that it is a secret sin. Not to say that we have to reveal all to everyone. Just someone. Someone who will hold us accountable in all areas. Someone who loves us and who desires the best for us. Think about your life/situation. Certainly this is not the only area that could be addressed - just one. What area and/or areas do you need to open to an accountability partner? A spouse? A godly friend?

Now, you may say...DeeDee, where did this all come from? To be honest -I'm not really sure - except after talking to Jon and Hal (and google search engine) about the technology of night vision.... these thoughts kept coming.

So.... I thought I would share....

Have a blessed day!

(I actually wrote this on Nov 20th - but since that was Thanksgiving week - I just saved it in draft form... to post this week)


Son, Brother, Fiancee, Friend, Soldier said...

really makes you think. where we (the army) need night vision to see at night, to Him there is no darkness. very humbling.

JustJessie said...

Hey Miss DeeDee! I tagged you for a meme over on my blog. Don't feel like you have to play along if you don't want to!