Luke 18:41 (New International Version)
41"What do you want me to do for you?"
"Lord, I want to see," he replied.
Brilliant rays of morning sunshine streamed through my kitchen window. The light, reflected from white, snow-desert fields, was so dazzling that I reluctantly pulled down the shade at the window while I worked at my kitchen sink, chopping vegetables.
In the afternoon, going home after shopping, I headed west into the still blazing, sinking sun. The blinding light was inescapable, even with visor down and sunglasses on.
To the south, a pale robin's-egg blue sky was faintly tinged with pink. I glanced in my rear-view mirror and saw turrets and walls of shining pink light behind me in the distance. If I hadn't known that I was looking back at plain old factory buildings transformed by the sun, I would have thought it was a beautiful mirage.
God has given me the gift of seeing beauty all around me, but I echo the words of the blind man, speaking to Jesus, "Lord I want to see..."
- "Wonderful things in his law" Psalm 119:18
- People as God sees them
- What is truly important and what is a waste of time and life
- Situations as God sees them, not clouded by my filters of prejudice or bias
Yes Lord, I want to see!
For I would see the beauty of my Lord,
And hear him speak, who is my heart's Adored