Monday, June 17, 2019
The Eye Opener
Psalm 119:18-19 – Open my eyes that I may see wonderful
things in your law. I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands
from me. (NIV)
A lady here in town had just come back from
having cataract surgery. While out and about, she met a friend and
excitedly exclaimed that she could actually see her friend's eyelashes!
She was quite thrilled with this new clarity of sight that the surgery had
We all laughed when we heard this delightful story,
and I rejoiced in my heart at how medical technology has advanced in so
many areas that now improves the lives of numerous people.
also made me think of the need, while reading and studying God's Word,
to be praying continually and asking Him for clear spiritual eyesight.
Sometimes, I have read passages so many times that I find myself actually
skimming over them, thinking that I already know what's in them. And
yet, God's Word is full of hidden, unearthed treasures that are there
for our discovery, even amidst favourite, well-known passages. When I pray
and ask God to open my spiritual eyes as I am reading them, it is amazing
the new and wondrous things that I often discover.
there have been more than a few times that my spiritual cataracts have been
removed whilst reading a familiar passage, and my heart has leapt with joy
as I have been enlightened by a new and deeper meaning of that Scripture.
Such happenings have also made me wonder how I could never have seen that
So today, may each of us endeavour to take those extra
few seconds to ask God to perform cataract surgery on our spiritual eyes as
we study His Word. By so doing, who knows what wonderful treasures will be
awaiting our discovery!
Prayer: Father God, thank You
that You have breathed out Your Word and that it is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that Your people
may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. Remove any cataracts from
our spiritual eyes this day, that we might see clearly the treasures in
Your Word. In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.
Lynne Phipps <email@example.com>
Atlin, British Columbia, Canada
Today's Verse: Proverbs
9:10 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and
knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (NIV)
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