I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. – EPHESIANS 1:18-19

They say it’s the simple things in life that make it great.

Since the beginning of time the Creator has gifted us with the beauty of sunsets.

For many, sunsets have always been full of grandeur. For me, sunsets have taken on a whole new look. You see, I’m color blind.

When at Rosemary Beach in October of 2021 I put on a pair of glasses made to give people like me a new perspective on what the world of color is like.

This is the second time I have worn these glasses to take in the dynamics of a sunset at the beach, this time at Siesta Keys Beach. Needless to say, it is captivating for me.

We all have perspectives on the world we live in and how it all came about. Being color blind has been a gift. It has helped me realize there is more to life than meets the eye. There is simply more than we can comprehend. We have a limited perspective. We can’t rely on our abilities to shape our views of reality.

Think and pray
Apart from the work of the Holy Spirit and the corrective lens of the gospel, it is impossible for us to see what God intends for us to see with awe-producing clarity. Where do you see God’s Spirit at work in and around you?

Lord, open the eyes of my heart. Heal my shortsightedness, my farsightedness, and the astigmatism of my soul. I want to see all things from Your perspective, including the hope to which You have called us. Amen.

Ray Sanders is recognized as a passionate CEO, a leader of leaders, a white-board aficionado and an innovative growth strategist with a heart for purpose-driven cultures and values-based leadership development. He is Co-founder of Coaching Leaders and Edify Leaders, and a regular speaker for CBMC’s Young Professionals program in Oklahoma City. Catch his blog at