And Their Eyes Were Opened
Have your eyes been opened as to who God is? How much time have you really spent in getting to know the Savior? The disciples spent a lot of time with the Lord and yet it was at this moment that their eyes were opened.
Luke 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
How long does it take for my eyes to be opened to the truths of God’s Word? Many times I have read God’s Word and there were many things that I did not understand, but then one day, I read the same passage and suddenly my eyes were opened and I saw wonderful Truths that I’d never seen before. Praise God!
How well do I know the Lord? These disciples thought they knew the Lord, but it was a while before they realized who He was. I know that the Lord walks and talks with me, but sometimes I wonder if I am totally blind to who He is and what He wants me to do? Isn’t it wonderful that the Lord never leaves us, like the disciples thought at first, and praise God, aren’t you glad He is always there walking along beside you?
As soon as I close my Bible, does He vanish from me? Has he vanished from my thoughts, my meditations, my obedience to Him? I’m afraid and so ashamed to say that all too often this is true. Many times I am like that man who beholds himself in the mirror and then goes away and forgets what he looks like. God’s Word should be my mirror to convict me and strengthen me, and encourage me in my walk with the Lord. Is it or does everything disappear the moment I close God’s Word and go on about my own business? Instead, may I commit my way to the Lord and let Him establish my thoughts, let Him show me His way and teach me His paths.
It is my prayer that the Lord will open my spiritual eyes daily to His Truths,help me to know God more and more and apply these truths to my heart.
Meditate on the meaning of what you are reading, absorb God’s Word into your whole being by dwelling on it and pondering it. Make all the applications you can to your life until it becomes a part of you.
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
Open my ears, that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
And while the wave notes fall on my ear,
Everything false will disappear.
Open my mouth, and let me bear,
Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready my God, Thy will to see,
Words & Music: Clara H. Scott