"And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened"
When we ask Jesus to open our eyes, He is filled with compassion. He lovingly reaches out, touches our eyes and they are opened. And we receive our sight.
When He opens our eyes, we see the depth of our depravity.
We come face-to-face with the wretchedness of who we are apart from Him.
We see our desperate need for a Savior.
When He opens our eyes, we begin to recognize the self-centered tendency of our nature. Our first thoughts as we rise in the morning, tend to be all about 'me'. As our eyes are opened, our awareness of Him increases and we realize the intense need for our focus to be all about Him.
Our thoughts transform from 'what am I going to do today', to 'what does God desire to do through me today'.
When He opens our eyes, we see more clearly the deep desperation of our need for his generous grace.
When He opens our eyes, we begin to see His Hand working in our lives. We begin to sense His presence more vividly and our longing for it intensifies.
We begin to see His Handprints everywhere we look.
When He opens our eyes we begin to see His wonder. His power. His fullness. His glory.
When He opens our eyes, we begin to truly experience Him. And a deepening hunger. And an increasing thirst. And a more desperate yearning for Him.
Our eyes are opened, our spirits enlightened and our satisfied souls then gaze upon our Lord and we are filled with awe.
And we pursue Him with a renewed passion and purpose as our eyes feast upon the only true nourisher of our soul.
Lord, that our eyes may be opened indeed.