Sunday, October 20, 2013

Luke 24:31

"And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight."
Luke 24:31

This scripture is part of the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Christ walks with them, opens the scriptures to them, and they don't realize that it is actually him until this point.  It reminds me also of Elisha in Kings 6 where Elisha says "Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them," and then prays so that God will open his eyes that he can see the chariots of fire sent by God.  All of these things, and other things in our own lives... don't they beg the question: how much are we not seeing?  Maybe a lot.  I think sometimes God tries to talk to us, and we're too wrapped up in other things to pay attention.  And sometimes God sends us a solution or the answer to our prayers, and we risk missing it because we're too far from the spirit.
Today, let's pray for God to open our eyes, so that we can see his hand in our lives.  Let's stay close to the spirit, and pay attention to the things of God more than the things of man.  I think if we try it, we'll see a lot more, and more clearly.  And maybe we'll find some blessings that we've been missing.  Or a friendship we may have overlooked.  Maybe we'll realize that if we're paying attention, there are more opportunities and answers.  There is more protection and comfort... and happiness... than we've been tapping into.  Let's open our eyes, and reach out to others.  Life is a lot less scary than it seems to be.  God is on our side. :)

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