Give Me Eyes to See

Luke 12:6 “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

I love the song by Brandon Heath called “Give Me Your Eyes.” I listed the first verse and chorus below:

Looked down from a broken sky

Traced out by the city lights

My world from a mile high

Best seat in the house tonight

Touched down on the cold black top

Hold on for the sudden stop

Breathe in the familiar shock

Of confusion

And chaos

Give me Your eyes for just one second

Give me Your eyes so I can see

Everything that I keep missing

Give me Your love for humanity

Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted

The ones that are far beyond my reach

Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten

Give me Your eyes so I can see

This first verse reminds me of my feelings when my plane touches down in a foreign country during a mission trip. Chaos reigns as I try to figure out where to go and what to do next. Once I leave the airport, I see the hordes of humanity aimlessly wandering along the roads. So many of them appear lost. Not lost in the directional sense, but lost in a sea of hopelessness. These are the forgotten souls engulfed in a world of poverty. The tourist overlooks these forgotten ones as they admire the lovely sights around them. God is calling us to reach these people for Him. As the chorus of Brandon’s song states, “Give me Your eyes so I can see.” To see the world with Christ’s eyes is my prayer as I go out on mission each time. I want to see and love people as God sees and loves them.

The next time you hear this song on the radio, I challenge you to turn the chorus into a personal prayer. Ask God to give you His eyes to see the lost and give you His arms to reach the broken-hearted around you. I promise God will amaze you with what He will show you. The road does not end with just seeing those in need. Once we receive the eyes of Jesus, next, we need to become the hands and feet to help those we see in need. We must develop a love for all of humanity, so we become more Christ-like.

 

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May the Lord Bless you and keep.

Yvonne with Orphan Relief Effort, Inc

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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