He spoke to me: “Son of man, look with your eyes, listen with your ears, and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for you have been brought here so that I might show it to you. Report everything you see to the house of Israel.” (Ezekiel 40:4 HCSB)
How hard it is to SEE and to HEAR since our eyes and ears, our ‘tools of observation’, are mostly wrongly wired through the way we are conditioned over time! God’s constant concern over our eyes, our ears to be opened and unstopped. The many ways He is assigning us to be a tool in His hand to bring healing and clearness to the way we ‘hear’ and ‘see’!
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Isaiah 35:5
…in order to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those sitting in darkness from the prison house. Isaiah 42:7
There is so much out there that we observe with our senses! But there is also so much God and Eternal that is not ‘seen’ through our limited observation. The sadness when we notice that the majority of the children in this world is raised with blind eyes and deaf ears. And even more sad is that there no difference in the christian world.
Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from Your instruction. Psalm 119:18
Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him. When he drew near, He asked him, “What do you want Me to do for you? ” “Lord,” he said, “I want to see! ” Luke 18:40-41
In connection with Matthew 6:33 and the things Jesus is mentioning in the previous verses, the whole being focussed on the food and the clothes, the worries and the work, is keeping us from the seeing beyond, seeing the realm that is not in this environment.
It is foolish of course to condemn the blind or deaf person. Our observation must lead us to be in the healing practice, where we touch through the Word, the blind eyes and the deaf ears.
As He (Jesus) drew near Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. Hearing a crowd passing by, he inquired what this meant. “Jesus the Nazarene is passing by,” they told him. So he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! ” Then those in front told him to keep quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me! ” Luke 18:35-39
As we carry this enormous Responsibility to be the Light, the Salt, to make the Difference, let our one and only cry be:
LORD, I WANT TO SEE!