Good Eyes

Good eyes are such a wonderful blessing, a gift I sometimes take for granted. Though it should not be the case because I have had a number of eye problems in my life. But today I thank God for my eyes. They have been and are a huge blessing.

On the spiritual side, good eyes are a must for the Christian. Without good eyes, how can anyone ever see Jesus and his work for them in this world? I am reminded of Jesus’ words in Matthew 25 where he said people will be judged and condemned because they did not respond or see him (bad eyes) in those who needed help. And then there is the story of the rich man in Luke 16 who seemed to overlook the beggar Lazarus as he walked out his gate each day. He was so concerned about his own matters that his eyes were blind to the poor man’s needs. He was judged harshly!

Good eyes, however, are able to see Jesus in any form. They are able to see him, believe in him as their Lord and Savior, and follow him. And good eyes continue to behold Jesus seeing him ever more clearly and understanding his love ever more deeply (2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 3:18-19).

Good eyes fixed on Jesus are like lamps that light up our bodies with his marvelous light and then shines his grace and truth for all to see (Luke 11:33-36). And good eyes see opportunities to serve and share the good news (Colossians 4:5).

I have found that when I start my day with a prayer to ask God for better vision, I see more of what he wants me to see. In Luke 10, before sending out the disciples to spread the good news of the kingdom and heal the sick, Jesus told them to pray to the Lord of harvest for workers. I need to pray for harvesters, and that I will be a harvester with good eyes to see the many opportunities that come my way.

I have also found it helpful to leave room in my schedule to act on each day’s opportunities. This is hard for me because I tend to make long lists that are impossible to finish. But I need enough time to help, listen and speak a good word about Jesus when the opportunity arises.

Praying for good eyes to see opportunities and taking time to act on them, this is a plan for evangelism that works. If we all “harvest with good eyes” each day, imagine the impact on our world! All of us would then be good workers in the Lord’s harvest field. May it be so for me this and everyday.


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8:30 - Worship (1st Service)
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr-4th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend children's church.
9:40 - Focused Fellowship
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5:30 - Fellowship Meal
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6:30 - Passion Worship
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