As I lay my head on my pillow last night I noticed an obscure glow outside the window of our bedroom. The bedroom is situated in such a way that from this window we can see our porch because it juts out from the back of the house.
After reaching for my eyeglasses I quickly realized that what I had seen was the light from the Christmas tree that we had erected on the porch the day before. I lay back down and considered the spiritual implications of the distraction.
In Psalms 118 the Scripture states, “Open my eyes so I can see what you show me of your miracle-wonders. I’m a stranger in these parts; give me clear directions.” With my natural eye I could distinguish a blur of illumination; no definition, and no clarity. Even squinting I could see only obscurity and vagueness. I knew something was there, but I could not appreciate the wonder of it all until I put on my glasses.
So it is when we look through the eyes of our natural man; our vision is subject to limitations. We can only see true beauty when we view the world through God’s eyes.
Do not settle for an obscure view or veiled insight when you can have clarity. Ask the Father to show you what He sees, and peer through the eyes of the Creator. Distinguish the true splendor of your surroundings, the distinction that adorns the people in your life, the glaring intents of your own heart, and the visible expression of God’s love that decorates our great earth!
Isaiah 32:3 NIV Then the eyes of those who will see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who will hear will listen.
Orig Posted by Donna M Dougherty at 12/6/2008 2:27 PM