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Wide-Eyed And Mystified

Day 286
Verse of the day

The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.

Luke 11:34

The eye being defined as the lamp of the body does not mean that, in itself, it is light, but that it is the channel through which light enters the body. We have, in redemption, been given an eye that sees the beauty of our king. How we use this determines whether we will see Him in His full glory or live oblivious to our divine nature and to the weight of glory around us.

Picture one who is wide-eyed and mystified. Who do you see? A distrustful adult or a child living in trust and abandon? To live wide-eyed is to live like a child: in wonder, belief and trust. God is at work in our lives; it takes such attitude of faith and trust to see this.

Can one see Jesus and not love Him? Would you see His beauty and not love you? Can you see Him whose very nature you possess, and see His intentions regarding you and still not see yourself as being precious, sacred, favoured? This is what a good eye does. Helps you clearly see God, you and your world. But when you see with a bad eye, through barriers and filters of distrust, doubt, bitterness, hate, all you’ll have is a blurred vision of reality. Rather than see the weight of (potential) glory in you and everyone, you’ll see people like trees, you’ll see race, tribe, tongue, gender as a call to disunity; you’ll even see Jesus as a taskmaster and not a loving Saviour and Glorious King.

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Today’s Confession

May I ever remain a child to you. May I experience increased childlikeness, trust and dependence in You.

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