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Listen while you read: "Glory Be To God The Father"1 (Lyrics)

Recently, I watched an interesting movie that brought back memories of a certain kind of pop art. The film portrayed the true story of "Big Eyes" artist, Margret Keane, who was famous in the 1960s and '70s. Her paintings depicted sorrowful images of waif boys and girls with strikingly large, saucer-like eyes. "The eyes I draw on my children are an expression of my own deepest feelings," she said. "Eyes are windows of the soul."

Contemplating this old proverb, I was reminded of what Jesus said:

Luke 11:34 – Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. (ESV)

But instead of windows, Jesus compares our eyes to lamps. Just as a lamp illuminates where we're going and what we're doing, our eyes function in a similar manner. Yet, Jesus is not referring to physical sight; rather, He's talking about spiritual perception.

When we look at the world through the light of God's Word, our eyes are healthy, as His light is reflected in our character. If our vision is poor, it is because we lack understanding of the Scriptures. This will have a negative effect on our lives.

Consider that God is our Master artist. He desires to draw images, not of lonely orphaned children, but of hope and joy on the face of His people, an expression of His own deepest feelings and amazing love for us. Consequently, if eyes are truly windows of the soul, how do they reveal Christ living in you?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, open the eyes of our hearts and allow the brightness of Your glory to shine through the windows of our souls. May our lives reflect the beauty of Your Son, Jesus Christ, in Whose holy name, we pray. Amen.

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Lori Ciccanti <dlalsina@mchsi.com>
Ocean View, Delaware, USA

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen to your prayer!


    Great challenge for today Lori.


    Yes Lori may we always light the way to Christ. Thanks for sharing this message with us. Blessings.


    I really appreciated reading about the pictures of the large eyed children. I collected them for my classroom back then.


    Great work here Lori. Well done.
    Blessings.


    Thank you for this excellent devotional for today. You surely highlighted some wonderful truths from God’s Word and blessed my soul. Blessings.


    So glad to read your thoughts today.
    Thank you,
    (FL)


    Lori,
    It was so nice to get up and see you had written a devotional.
    Great topic, reminds me how many times I look at situations darkly. I must always remember to look at everything with open eyes that shine brightly, remembering the Holy Spirit is in me. The view always changes when I think he is guiding me.
    Thanks again, keep up expressing your thoughts.


    Hi Lori,
    Thank you for your fine devotional about our eyes being the window of our soul.


    Hi Lori.
    You really do a great job!!
    Our God is an awesome God.


    What a great devotional, Lori. When we see the world with the goodness in our hearts, that shines through our very being & how we interact with others!
    Do continue to write!


    Dear Lori,
    My thoughts turned to the hymn words:
    Turn your eyes upon Jesus
    Look full in his wonderful face,
    And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
    In the light of his glory and grace.
    Keep writing.


    May eyes of our understanding be opened.


    A good reminder Lori.Thanks.

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