Through the Eyes of Jesus
The first time I saw "Give Me Your Eyes," by Brandon Heath, I was filled with compassion to see others as Christ sees us. That was my prayer; not to be so stuck in my joy, that I could not enter into the world of another human’s pain.
I remember one morning when I got to church. Life was great! My world was perfect! I was saying hello left and right, and when I entered the sanctuary and said hello to one of my girlfriends, I asked, “How are you?” She said, “Not good!” Ugh! I froze and felt the Holy Spirit whisper, “Stop, she needs a friend right now.” I immediately asked what was wrong and we sat down and started talking before the service had begun that morning. My friend was going through a lot. She had just found out that her mom was very sick and not going to make it. As she poured out her heart, I leaned in and touched her hand. I felt her sorrow, ever so real, crying out, “Lord, this is painful.” I reassured her she was not alone on this journey and offered to pray with her. We hugged and I sat with her that morning. I did not want my friend to be by herself.
I recall that day vividly. It was a moment that could have definitely gone another way, had I just said, “Oh, I’m sorry,” and went to sit in my separate corner of the world.
My prayer is to be able to see others as our Heavenly Father sees His children; to be able to see them with the same love and compassion.
Let us seize the divine moment when the Lord calls us to be ever present and intentional in our actions, as we cry out to Him on behalf of our brother who is hurting.
Jesus came from Heaven into a fallen world to show us what it means to have love for our brothers. We are broken, and yet made perfect in the image our Heavenly Father. To love the way God loves us (if that would be possible) is to see our brothers the way our Fathers sees them, for we are all His children.
My desire is that you would see yourself the way God sees you, as a child of the Most High! I am a prince! I am a princess! I am a child of God!
If I could ask God for one thing, it would be “Give Me Your Eyes” (song by Brandon Heath), that I may have love for the brokenhearted, in a way that would make a difference in this world. I invite you to join me on this journey.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4