Saturday, August 23, 2008
The Heart Has Eyes
My monthly theme in teaching this month has been the "seeing" words in scripture. The seen, the unseen, behold, look. It has been enlightening for me to be reminded that spiritual vision is a gift of God. The heart has eyes, as Paul's prayer in Ephesians one says. So the song, "Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, I want to see you" is intensely biblical, as is the warning that if we do not love the neighbor we see, we are not really able to love the God we do not see. When did we do these things to you Lord? He who had done this to the least of one of mine as done it to me.
Tomorrows word is katalambano, to grasp, to comprehend, used in Paul's prayer in Eph. 3 where he prays that we will grasp the heighth and width and depth of the love of God which passes all understanding, and be filled with all the fullness of God.
I'm in Lord, open my eyes to that, every moment of every day, in the simplest pastime or the biggest challenge. Yep, the heart has eyes!!!!