The Gift of Sight

The Gift of Sight

Psalm 146:8 “…the LORD gives sight to the blind,”

[Praise you, Lord, that this is true both physically and spiritually. Spiritual sight is the far more important one, for if we can see Truth now, even though our eyes are blind, we will see physically in heaven.

Praise you that your desire is to take away the veil over each person’s eyes (2 Cor. 3:13-16), to allow them to see the spiritual reality of being sinners, of being under condemnation and of standing before you, the Righteous One, without hope. But then you give them the bright dawn of  hope in you and your provision of pardon and release, of cleansing and transformation so they become your beloved children! That’s really eye-opening truth!

I love John’s comment about this in 1 John 3:1 “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”]

“the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,”

[You, in your tender love, reach out to all those who are depressed, discouraged and burdened by life. Satan, along with sin and its consequences, bring them low, beat them up and beat them down. But you, Lord Jesus, offer them love, hope, encouragement, guidance, strength, protection and grace. You offer, but they have to accept. Sadly many continue on in being bowed down because they refuse your marvelous message of mercy and love.]

“the LORD loves the righteous.”

[You love the world and all in it (John 3:16). And you love especially the righteous, those who have accepted your offer of pardon, who then receive the righteousness of Christ, imputed through your mercy and grace.

You delight in your children–stubborn and rebellious as we often are. You see us standing in Christ, sinless, forgiven, pure and complete. Your vision of what we are going to be is what fills your thoughts and your great love for us never ceases as you move us towards maturity in Christ.

So in you we can rest, because of your rich, ever-flowing love. And out of that love we can serve you and others, needing nothing in the line of recognition or acclaim, for what we have in your love is enough. May we delight your heart today in faith, obedience and praise.]