My coat was stuck, caught on a hook that I couldn't see. I fumbled a minute before I closed my eyes and concentrated my entire brain power. Not two seconds passed before my jacket popped free. Success!
We close our eyes a lot in life. Trying to remember? Close your eyes. Enjoying the fresh baked bread with butter? Close your eyes. Kissing your spouse? Attending the orchestra? Smelling the roses (or better yet, the lilacs)? Fishing around for a piece of glass in someone’s foot? Close your eyes, close your eyes, close your eyes.
Why? Because: our gift of sight smothers our other senses…including our faith. We often allow our sight to dictate how good something tastes, how soft something feels, or how obedient we will be to God’s calling.
Physically, we know this and often instinctively close our eyes to allow us better concentration to do, experience, and enjoy. Spiritually, we need to learn how to just close our eyes and trust because the righteous shall live by faith.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.