Monday, February 24, 2014

Lord, That I Might Receive My Sight

Can you see Keira behind the bushes in these two different pictures?
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Psalm 119:18

            The three dogs I was dog-sitting played in the backyard. I walked out onto the deck to check on them.  I saw only two of them.  From my vantage point, I scanned all around the yard.  Still I could see only two.  I worried that the one dog might have escaped through a hole under the fence.  As I walked down the steps, a little motion in the shrubs across the yard caught my eye.  There stood the dog looking directly at me.  She was barely visible because her coloring perfectly blended in with the gray fence and vegetation.  My eyes had been deceived. It so surprised me, I took a picture so I could share the story with the owner.  But, the dog wasn’t visible in the picture either.

            This incident made me realize that the truth can be looking right at us, but sometimes we might not see it.

            Saul of Tarsus thought his perspective allowed him to clearly see the truth and he persecuted and killed the disciples of Jesus.  But, on the road to Damascus, the Lord by His mercy spoke to Saul out of a great light above the brightness of the sun which blinded Saul’s eyes, yet opened his heart to the truth. 

But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose…to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they many receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26: 16a, 18 (KJV)

When Saul was able to see again three days later, he saw aright and went forth as a bold witness and a powerful minister serving the Lord.
Untold misery has been caused in this world by people who think they are seeing aright, and yet they have not turned from the power of Satan unto God.
Then, as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, part of our responsibility is expressed in those words of Jesus in Acts 26:18.
Here's another picture of Keira, the same dog.
Jesus said What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?

And the blind man said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.” (See Luke 18:35-41)

Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God. I am honored that you have spend part of your day with me.  May God be with you and protect you, and open your eyes to the light of the glorious gospel of Christ. Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.

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