Eyes That Are Opened
Prayerfully, our eyes are opened, and we can see the things that pertain to God. When we have eyes that are opened, we see poverty and injustice and we respond to these in ways that please God. But sometimes our eyes are blinded to the truth and we need God to open them. When God opens our eyes, we have the power we need to change the evil around us. When God opens our eyes, we are moved with compassion when we see things that cause pain and misery to God’s people. When God opens our eyes, we can see our own sins before us. Twenty-twenty vision alone will not allow us to see sin and greed —we can only see the layers of sin around us through the eyes of God. This matter of having opened eyes is crucial and critical to our walk with the Master. In Acts 26:18, we find these words:
“’to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’”
Paul experienced the light of Jesus on the road to Damascus. Christ came into his life, and he experienced a radical change. Prayerfully, we will share with someone how the Lord opened our eyes when we had an encounter with Him; share how the encounter changed us and allowed us to see things differently. The choir sings a song that sets the church on fire. It’s an old song but it has such a profound meaning. The lyrics are, “A wonderful change has come over me. He changed my life and now I’m free.” That’s what happens when our eyes are opened.