Happy Monday. What do you see outside your window today?
It’s a dull time of year, holidays over, decorations down, and it’s “blah.”
The trees have shed their leaves and the grass looks dead.
The local news and national news are warning us of flu, the swine flu to be exact.
Shall we hibernate?
My annual visit to my ophthalmologist was last week. I don’t like the dilation of my eyes, though it’s a necessary part of an exam.
When I left the office, the light hit me in the face. The world took on a brilliance I could hardly bear.
A chorus we sing in church says:
“Open our eyes, Lord,
We want to see Jesus,
To reach out and touch him
And say that we love him.
Open our ears, Lord,
And help us to listen.
Open our eyes, Lord,
We want to see Jesus.”
Maybe in these first days of January it would be a good time to get a fresh glimpse of God’s goodness and care.
David said in Psalms 27:13, “I had fainted,unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
I saw this played out this week. As a clerk was checking me out with a purchase, I asked, “How are you?” She told me! She had had a lengthy illness, lost her mother in death, car broke down, etc. Her shoulders slumped, she was fainting (not literally).
I quickly said, “But God loves you!” I saw her straighten her shoulders and her face brightened. She saw the goodness of God.
Of course, we don’t have to go far to see faces of hurting ones who need God’s goodness shown through us. It surely heals the days of dullness.
A quote from his book I Could Sing of Your Love Forever by Lindsey Terry says, “May we continually ‘see’ through God’s word what the will of the Lord is for our lives.”
Part of that will would be that we “see” the world through His eyes.