Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Open my eyes...that I may see...

Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!
(Clara H. Scott)

I've been thinking about the miracle of our senses. There is a teenager at our school who has just found out that he is going blind quite rapidly. That will make you stop and really think about the gift of sight. My eyes are not that good. Without my contacts or glasses, things are very blurry. I could not drive safely for sure! Without my glasses, images on the television screen have outlines, but no faces or definition (even in HIGH DEF!). Our senses are miracles of creation! I wonder what I would do if I found out I was losing my sight. I think I would "look" at things from a totally different perspective.

Maybe I would gaze more.

Maybe I would linger while watching a sunset.....or actually take the time to notice one.

Maybe I would memorize every line of my husband's face and the smiles of my children.

I would probably get up earlier to see the day begin.

I think I would see differently. I would notice....

Maybe I would be more sensitive to others because I would actually notice them instead of being so lost in my own thoughts and concerns that I look past them.

How often do I look past my own children or husband when they are talking to me?

How often do I look past the beauty of God's creation?

Oh God, that I might take the time to really SEE!

I think that if I take time to really SEE with my eyes...
practice and exercise really noticing others....
look at things in deeper detail....
maybe then the eyes of my soul and spiritual understanding will deepen so that the eyes of my heart will open to see Jesus in a way I've never seen Him before!

Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

1 comment:

bcole said...

Thanks for this reminder. It seems that even when we have time, as I do now, being retired, we still fill the time with "stuff" and don't really "stop and smell the roses". Thanks to you, I'm going to focus a little better today. A friend once said to me, "I never thought much about my feet until I saw a guy today with no feet." Hmmm.