Open the eyes of my heart Lord!
By: Pastor Heidi Kratz
Luke 18: 41-42
“What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”
I have been wearing glasses since my early elementary school days. The style of glasses have changed a lot since I was a kid! You didn’t have many options in style or color with your frames back then. Today, you have an entire store of frames to choose from.
When I began having trouble reading the board at school I needed a weak prescription. Every year my eyes would get worse. Now I couldn’t find my way out of a room if I didn’t have my glasses or contacts on.
To have my vision back would be amazing. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to be blind and then instantly be able to see again.
Through his faith, the blind man was healed physically and spiritually. Jesus is the one who has the power to bring physical sight to the blind and he has the power to open the eyes that are blind because of sin.
We sing a song in Kids’ Church that goes like this:
“Open the eyes of my heart Lord. Open the eyes of my heart.
I want to see you. I want to see you.”
As the blind man desperately cried out to God, we need to cry out that the Lord would open the eyes of our hearts. In our busy lives we need to see those who are hurting around us and those that have been blinded spiritually by sin in their lives.