August 21 – Are Your Eyes Dilated?

2:233 – Are Your Eyes Dilated?

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Today, my youngest and I had our yearly eye appointments. We both had our eyes dilated. Let me tell you, that was fun with a five year old and myself. But we got through it.

When I walked outside, my eyes were almost burned by the brightness of the sun. (Yes, I then put on the sunglasses). While it burnt my eyes, it was the most beautiful bright day, I have ever seen. Normal sunny days pale in comparison to that brightness.

Most days, we live with our eyes normal or cloudy. We can’t see what is truly there because of our sin, our backgrounds, and the world around us. We think our bright days are as bright as they come as we haven’t seen the world through the eyes of Jesus.

Imagine, if we had our eyes dilated to Jesus. If we saw His brightness and His love for all. Wouldn’t our outlook change?

Scripture
  • Open my eyes that I may see
    wonderful things in your law. – Psalm 119:18
  • No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.1 Corinthians 10:13
  • Nowthen, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!1 Samuel 12:16
Reflection

Temptation and sin has clouded our eyes. We see the world through our clouded eyes. We can’t see the love of Jesus in the world. Others sins seem darker than ours. We try to seek God by saying how good we our. The Lord is always working to improve our sight.

Even though the world is hard. Even though we see through clouded eyes, the Lord provides an escape. We can dilate our eyes and our hearts to see what is truly out there. We can experience everything we are meant to experience through Christ.

I don’t recommend getting drops in your eyes everyday as it may cause long lasting damage. I do recommend getting a daily dose of Christ to dilate your heart and spirit to everything he has to offer.

Charge

First step, is to realize that there is a so much that we don’t see. We can’t fully understand God, nor can we understand everything there is in the world. Once you realize that, turn to the Word on a regular basis. You will see what Jesus wants you to know. This new knowledge will open your eyes and your heart.

Prayer

Lord, help us to see all the beauty you have created with our eyes, hearts, and souls. Wash away temptation, fear, and anger. Keep us from seeing what the Devil wants us to see. Direct us to your word as our guide on what is real. You have given us great gifts and we are thankful. Help us to always see the true beauty in the world. In your name, Amen.

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