2020 Vision

You may have seen window glass manufactured like it was back around 100 C.E. when it was a new thing, wavy and imperfect. Or one of the first mirrors (1 A.D.) — you know, those ones that distort, not a lot different than a carnival’s House of Mirrors. Or an early black-and-white television set whose image would sometimes descend into blizzard-level obscurity.

It seems every technology or manmade creation improves over time. Vinyl to CD. Analog to digital. Landline to satellite phone. The Wright brothers’ biplane glider to F-22 Raptor.

Every single manmade invention started with a vision.

Thomas Edison took Allasandro Volta’s work who took from Benjamin Franklin’s discovery…

Alexander Graham Bell expanded on inventiveness of Innocenzo Manzetti, Antonio Meucci, Johann Philipp Reis and who knows who else to create the first telephone.

There’s a saying — mainly to annoy Monday-morning quarterbacks — that “hindsight is 2020” and, of course, you can see the outcome of actions better afterward, you Brady-bashers!

And then there is 2020 eyesight, vision that cannot be improved upon.

But what about 2020 vision when it comes to your life? Do you have a vision? Even thought about one?

Where there is no vision a people perish,” Proverbs 29:18 tells us. “Perish”? Now, that’s scary.

We may be able to look back on 2019 and all the way back to our first memories—all of it with perfect 2020 hindsight.

And we may look forward to the coming year with a vision. But is it “2020 perfect”?

There is one source, and one source only, we can seek for perfect 2020 vision for the year ahead. That is a capital-S Source. I pray we all take time to seek Him to perfect our dreams, our goals, our vision as we head into this new decade.

His vision, after all, is without defect, maybe even 2015 or 2010. And He has a perfect plan for each of us.

A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.” — Prov. 16:9


Author: markalanleslie

Beginning with my first book, "Midnight Rider for the Morning Star," based on the life and times of Francis Asbury, America's first circuit-riding preacher, I have written three historical Christian novels with another one the way in late 2021, four contemporary geopolitical adventures, an end-times thriller, a devotional, a self-help book for people who have lost their jobs, and two books filled with the best of my interviews with numerous icons of the golf world. I have spoken at Maine's State House, conferences, numerous churches, schools and camp meetings as well as national golf conferences from Florida to California. Having won six national writing awards, I am most proud of my novels: Midnight Rider for the Morning Star (2007) True North: Tice's Story (2013) Chasing the Music (2016) The Crossing (2017) The Three Sixes (2017) The Last Aliyah (2018) Jeremiah's Jar (2018) Torn Asunder (2020) A Cause Most Splendid (2021) My e-books include: Putting a Little Spin on It: The Design's the Thing! Putting a Little Spin on It: The Grooming's the Thing! Fired? Get Fired Up! Walks with God Join me on my web site: www.markalanleslie.com

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