It’s a well known fact that people rarely look at the same thing and perceive things exactly alike. I liked a cartoon of Dennis the Menace where Dennis was looking at a piece of modern art and saying, “We have better pictures than that hanging on the refrigerator.” It’s a matter of how you see something isn’t it?
I love the story a woman told recently, She said, “I was curious when I found two black-and-white negatives in a drawer, I had them made into prints. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the pictures were of a younger, slimmer me, taken on one of my first dates with my husband. I told my husband I had something special I wanted him to see. When I showed him the photos, his face lit up. “Wow,” he said. “It’s my old Plymouth!”
Again, people don’t see things in the same way do they? Specifically they might not understand the message of God’s love for us. Jesus in sending out the apostle Paul to teach said this to him in Acts 26:18. I am sending you “to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in Me.”
You see the key to this verse is that God was sending him, “to open their eyes.” When was the last time you really took a good look at what God has in mind for us? When is the last time you saw the Bible for more than a black book on the coffee table, but saw it as a letter sent to you by our God?
What do you see?
God bless you all and have a great week!