May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, LORD
my Rock and my Redeemer.
The more time we spend with someone the better we get to know them. We may even begin to replicate some of their character. What if the world began to look at us and saw not only a reflection of Jesus but they would long for the Jesus in us? Because the more time we spend with Him the more we become like Him.
Some people in Bethsaida, brought a blind man to Jesus, and they begged Him to touch the man and heal him. Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man’s eyes, He laid His hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” The man looked around. “Yes,” he said, “I see people, but I can’t see them very clearly. They look like trees walking around.” Then Jesus placed His hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly. Jesus sent him away, saying, “Don’t go back into the village on your way home.”
Mark 8:22-25 (NLT)
I believe there are times when, instead of seeing people for who God created them to be, we see men as trees walking. People judge by the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV) We see and judge by the outward appearance because we tend to hear only with our ears and fail to listen to what’s really in the heart. Sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zone so that our minds and hearts can become clear. There are times when the touch/revelation from Jesus doesn’t come in the way we expected but it always comes with love.
What if another touch from Jesus would cause us to see more clearly, so that when we looked at someone we would see them for who God created them to be; not judging someone by the color of their skin, the shape of their body, the language they speak, or clothes that they wear. But instead we would see them through our heavenly Father’s eyes for who He created them to be. Knowing that God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27(NLT). Knowing that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 (NIV). Knowing that we are the clay and He is the potter; and all of us are the work of His hand. Isaiah 64:8 (NIV). Spending time with Jesus can develop His character in you, so that you will no longer see men as trees walking, but you will see them through your heavenly Father’s eyes.
Eyes that find the good in things, when good is not around; Eyes that find the source of help, when help can not be found; Eyes full of compassion, seeing every pain; Knowing what you’re going through and feeling it the same. Just like my father’s eyes. Father’s eyes lyrics by Amy Grant
I pray that as you spend more time with Jesus, you will become more like Him. That others will not only see a reflection of Jesus in you, but they will long for the Jesus in you. And that you will begin to see through the eyes of the Father’s love.