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Eyes That Do Not See


Every July my mind goes to my older brother, Johnny, since it is the month of his birth. Johnny had a hard time spotting ducks and geese during hunts when we were little; he never seemed to find them until they drew closer. I don't know if that is what caused Mom and Dad to take him to the Optometrist or not, but I'll never forget the day he got his first pair of glasses. We were walking toward the house when the sound of geese came breezing through the wind, of course I looked up and saw the faint V- formation of a flock as it came from the north to winter in the fields and marshes of south Louisiana. This was nothing unusual for me, but the excitement Johnny went into caused me to finally understand the dilemma he had faced up to that day... he could not find the geese before, because he could not see them! He was jumping up and down and shouting, "I can see them! I can see them!" What I had taken for granted was now a blessing to my older brother because his vision was repaired through the use of glasses. Even so, many people do not or cannot see God's hand moving in their lives or the lives of others because their vision is blurred by Satan; " But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them."(2 Cor 4:3-4) Like Johnny, they hear about Jesus, they know about Him, but until the veil is removed... they cannot experience the joy of seeing and knowing Him. Looking back, tears come to my eyes with the thought that my precious brother had not been able to enjoy what was so common to me... and I never took time to care. Let us not be so caught up in our joy of "seeing Jesus everyday" that we forget to try to remove the veil of unbelief that hinders others around us. Let us share this light we have seen to others.. " For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (2 Cor 4:6)