Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.
Psalm 119:18 NASB
I hope to open your curiosity with this short article about opening your eyes. There is so much that we could say about the topic that I don’t plan to explain it all, but what I expect is to open your curiosity. Have you noticed how that phrase is used in the Bible? Many of the Bible writers used that phrase to describe someone who literally couldn’t see an object in front of them; like in the case of Balaam, the donkey and the angel (Numbers 22:31). Or in the case of Elisha, the servant and the chariots of fire (2 Kings 6:17). I encourage you to study these verses in depth they will give you encouragement. But you see there are things in our midst and all around us that we cannot see. Only the Lord can open our eyes to see what our regular vision cannot see. Then we have also the eyes of our understanding, this is when our mind understands what is so hard to comprehend, such is the case of the brethren in Ephesus (Ephesians 1:18). One more situation where the Lord opened the eyes is when he was healing the blind men in the Gospels (Luke 18:35; Mark 8:22-25).
Now I want you to think real hard about when was the last time you saw the Lord? Where is Jesus in our world today? Where is God in our world today? If you are not able to see Him, then what you need is to ask the Lord to open your eyes! We might not be able to see angels or chariots, but we can see the work of the Lord! We can see what he has created, you need to look in the mirror and see the beauty of God in you! You need to open your eyes and behold the beauty around you, pray the Lord opens your eyes!