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Jennifer Jo Weiss

My, What Big Eyes You Have!

"For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous..." 1 Peter 3:12a

I turned around the other day to see Levi looking a bit odd…


He's saying below, "I come in peace...take me to your leader!", as if he were some sort of alien.

Remember when Red Riding Hood said to the wolf in Granny's clothes, "My, what big eyes you have".  The wolf replied, "The better to see you with my dear!" 

 Yeah, you could see a lot with those eyes.  I think if Levi’s eyes were really this big, it would be a little creepy!  Gigantic eyes...looking at us?  No thanks. 

Eyes watch us all the time.  Most of us in this day and time have heard about "big brother" watching us.  The government sees what we're doing, computers can track what sites we visit, traffic cameras can watch for speeders and take pictures... does anyone have an anonymous life anymore???  In this modern world, not really.  You can learn a lot about people by simply searching for it in your browser.  Everything from public court documents, marriage licenses, addresses, etc. can be found with a few clicks of the keyboard.  In my prediction, our anonymity will only keep diminishing with time.  Most people aren't overly fond of people "watching" them all the time.

But, what about the eyes of the Lord?  He sees all, knows all, and is everywhere at the same time.  That doesn't creep us out; or at least it shouldn't.  God is not in heaven watching us so that he can strike us with lightning every time we mess up, keep a record of our flaws, or for any other motive except pure love.  Keeping this in mind, we should find it a comfort that the God of the universe is so interested in keeping a personal relationship with us, His creation.

When I teach my Foundations for Faith class, we discuss three words that describe God:

Omnipotent (all powerful), Omnipresent (everywhere at the same time), and Omniscient (all knowing).

What sticks out to me today is the fact that God can see everyone all across the world at the same time and knows everything about us... even to the number of hairs on our heads. 

"What's the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don't be intimidated by all this bully talk. You're worth more than a million canaries."   Luke 12:6-7

God loves us so much!  We should be rejoicing that His eyes are upon us during our day.  He knows what we have need of and what we are going through.    Can you apply those terms to your life or situation today and begin seeing things in a whole new light?

God is all powerful; He can do whatever it takes to move in your situation.
God is everywhere; He is right there with you where you are right now.
God is all knowing;  He is all knowing and  knows everything about you and what you have need of before you ask.

And what about OUR eyes? 

"When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me to do for you? “Lord,” they said, “we want to see!” Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him."   Matthew 20:32-34 (NLT)

This may speak to you if you need a physical healing in your eyes today, but it can also be a word for those of you who need the "eyes of your heart" to open up.    Lord, touch our eyes today that we might be able to SEE!

Eye'll be seeing you later!           Blessings!      

Today marks the 5th Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Please remember to pray for our troops.

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