Every morning my Yorkie, Max, and I go through the same funny routine. He wants me to wake up, scratch his belly and give him kisses. Many mornings I am awake but not quite ready to get all that started so I pretend to be asleep, buying a few extra minutes of rest. As long as my eyes are closed, he will leave me alone. However, once he can see me looking back at him…it is on! I can only hold him off so long.
Could it be possible the world is falling further and further away from God because, like me in the mornings, we make a choice to keep our eyes closed. We are not ready to face the day. We are not ready to engage in the battle for the Lord? We turn away or close our eyes to the challenges repeatedly placed before us to make a stand for the Kingdom of God. Besides, we are too busy for all that, right? Our schedules are jammed packed with other things that beg our attention. We shake our heads in dismay, but do nothing. I’ve got my ticket to heaven so everything is good. Is that how we justify our selective blindness?
Then, there is the spiritual blindness of those around us to address. How is it that we who have seen the salvation of the Lord often make no effort to bring His light to those who are blinded by the darkness of their sins. We have the light of Christ in us that can pierce this darkness, opening their eyes. Are our lives examples that draw them to Christ or do we simply blend in like everyone else?
“Look, [Jesus] is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him.” (Revelation 1:7)
There will come a day when every eye will see and every knee will bow before the Lord, Jesus Christ. There will no longer be blindness of any kind. We will behold Him, face to face. There will be no excuse for our selective blindness and no chance of salvation for those who are spiritually blind.
People, make a choice today to open your eyes to reach those whose eyes need to be opened. We are here for such a time as this…to be witnesses for Christ, to lead others to Him. Live deeply rooted in Christ and His word, The Bible. Establish the kind of roots, dare I say, that will have you confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour even when life itself is at stake. We have seen with our eyes those who confess their faith in Christ with their last breath. I want faith that strong, conviction that deep, and eyes wide open to see Heaven where I will spend eternity with Christ. God’s eyes are open and ready to strengthen you. Are yours? To God Be the Glory!
“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9)