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“Single Vision”

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness...

No one can serve two masters…You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”

Matthew 6:22-23 KJV; 6:24 NLT

After both optic nerves were damaged by glaucoma, my husband discovered how exhausting double vision can be. His physical eyes often lose their battle to darkness, and yet Ron lives with the light of a much higher vision.

When I met Ron Sommers, he often spoke about his eye being single. He understood Jesus’ teaching about treasures: Trying to focus on God’s treasures and worldly treasures simultaneously is exhausting, like living with the darkness of double vision! Whereas focusing your life on people, God's treasures, is like living in the light of single vision!

For over fifty years, I have watched single vision in action. Ron defines it like this: "Every person is on a journey, either toward Jesus or with Jesus--help them on their journey!" Wherever Ron goes, he sees PEOPLE with that single vision! I may be in a rush, but Ron takes time to stop and talk to somebody, showing them kindness and appreciation. Even on a phone call, the person is always more important than the business.

For Ron, every task has the same purpose. Whether he’s buying milk or filling the car with gas, Ron finds a way to connect with a person, because PEOPLE are God’s treasures, and HIS Purpose is that each one encounters a ray of HIS light.

Will you too live with single vision today, and give some person a ray of GOD’s light?


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