In honor of my husband’s 40th birthday, I wanted to get him the ultimate You’re The Best Husband Ever and I’m Sorry For All The Sweaters I’ve Given You For Your Previous Birthdays kind of gift. So, I got him a high-definition television.

I actually was planning to simply replace the 27-inch TV I brought into our marriage 11 years ago with a flat screen that would fit right in the same spot in the entertainment center.

But, thankfully, I realized that it might be better just to wrap up a picture of a TV to hand him on his birthday and let him choose this sports-watching machine. He might have some criteria other than, “black box with a picture.” It’s a good thing, because this was one issue where he had some opinions stronger than those of his *slightly* bossy wife.

It seems we needed one inch of HDTV for every year of his life.

So, now we see things with clarity.

At first, I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen. It’s so bright. Just as they advertise, you can see the blades of grass. The grains of sand. The pebbles in the water.

It was all there before, but we couldn’t see it.

It’s so clear now. So sharply focused.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could buy an HD lense for life? If the questions that seem so muddled and confusing were clear and focused? If we could see all the details? Understand all the reasons why?


“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” I Cor. 13:12

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