Eyes that See

“And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.” (Luke 10:23-24 KJV)

“Blessed are the eyes which see…” What did they see? “…and to hear those things which ye hear…” What did they hear? We are told all day long what other people see and hear and think they know. Did we start our day off with even a few moments to know what God wants us to see? Is our speed conducive to talking or listening? Are we looking for someone who can manage the situation better, or have we lifted up every one of our cares and worries to Jesus in surrender to entrust them in His capable hands? The best witnesses share that which they have seen and heard. What proximity do you need to be in to see or hear something? What on Earth do you see as a reflection of something in Heaven? What in God’s Word so clearly explains what baffles the brightest of scholars? Where can genuine love be shown that even the one receiving it has no idea what love is? Jesus will show you as you watch and listen carefully.

What has Jesus healed us from? Is there anything that you have released to Him? It is worth repeating. Jesus asks a very real question of those who questioned His ability to forgive sins. Do you recall what the question was? “Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?” (Mark 2:9 KJV) Do you recall why the additional physical healing? That they may know! Which is greater, our physical healings or that we know what we have been forgiven of? You may run into skeptics who balk. It is not the wonder of what was done nor the unusualness of the miracle that needs to stick with them. It is the love, the grace, the mercy, and the forgiveness that they need to see. Because, they will not see it nor hear of it anywhere else.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8 KJV)