While in route to the airport a couple weeks ago, several thoughts crossed my mind. As I sat quietly on the train, people watching, and thinking with suitcases in tow, I began to ponder more intently with each fading glimpse of light. What was happening you ask? Well…we were passing through tunnels along our less than scenic path. Each time the darkness of the tunnel depleted the sunlight, I thought about my own life. How has tunnel vision affected me? How has my view been limited in times of darkness? This idea piqued my interest, so I decided to do a little research on the meaning. By definition…thefreedicitionary.com describes tunnel vision as-
Challenging times can most certainly limit our point of view. It’s tough to “see” the bigger picture, and the brighter side of things with a narrow mindedness, but just like my train ride, allow this message to serve as a stark reminder to you. While the sunlight may appear to have escaped to some degree, there’s joy in knowing that the tunnel is only temporary. So, the next time life dishes you a murky set of waters, think of a train in motion- though it disappears underground for a period, the light never actually flees. It only hovers above the obscure encasement, yet remains there behind the scenes. The other fantastic news, is that the train ride never actually comes to a close while below. In fact, it’s on a constant move. Thus, we too, must keep moving forward, even with a constricted view. It is during these times that one must commit to walk by faith, and not by sight alone. We can be assured that the brightness, though it hangs outside the depths of the pit, will reveal itself again, just around the bend. So…rejoice!