Skip to main content

Lord I Want to See

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
  • Truth
  • 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

Amy Carmichael
2 comments

Popular posts from this blog

Just Joy!

Our family has a standing date for Sunday dinner on the first Sunday of every month. Not that we don't see each other at any other time, but we all know that particular Sunday is pretty much for sure--and I look forward to it so much--the front door bursting open and our house being filled once more with the voices and vibrancy of six grandchildren and their parents. 

This week Spero, Brenda's new Australian Shepherd puppy came too, and met his extended family, leaving Molson at home to have a rest! He was duly adored by all of us.


He came with a dazzling array of toys and is proving a fast learner, already sitting on command and responding to Tori's training. I was so impressed at her technique of quickly rewarding a turnaround from any slight naughtiness with praise for "good sitting," or "good" any other desirable behaviour! 

Tippy had her hair cut stunningly and bravely short the day before; making a statement about who she is as a unique individual, o…

The Secret Adventures of Susan's Scottish Scarf

By Belinda (with a lot of help from Susan :))
I was saying goodnight to her at the front door this week when she told me. There was apparently more to the scarf around her neck than I knew. 
The scarf had been a gift from me for Susan's birthday on Tuesday December 18th. It had been her 60th; and that day I had treated her to lunch to celebrate. 
We met at a tiny restaurant, Port Soiree, in Schomberg,near her office. It was a restaurant neither of us had been to before and it turned out to be a gem, with artsy ambiance, amazing food, wonderful service and modest pricing. In other words, it was perfect!