It hurts more, but I see better when I look at things with the eyes of my heart instead of just glancing. So this week I've been trying to look deeper.
The things we hold in our hands grow familiar, good or bad. I want to hold them well and with purpose. The only way to do that is to look at them with eternal eyes. Perspective changes meaning. That way I am not running our of time, I'm filling it up.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that, I still possess. Corries Ten Boom
Sometimes we don’t really look with our hearts. As this season opens, I’m going to try to look at the things I’m holding with my heart wide open. Expecting new and good things from God without hesitation.
Sometimes even the brightness Christmas can highlight the pain we have here on earth. The light so contrasts the darkness here that we can’t pretend it doesn’t exist.
I’m asking God to help me really see better what I’ve been given without comparison or critique. I want to hold what’s in my hands well.
I want to see with my heart, not just my eyes. “Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,”
Ephesians 1:18 ESV
The eyes of my heart can be focused on eternity even while my feet are planted firmly here. This helps me hold everything I’m given with open hands.
Kate took this beautiful photo of me in New York at the memorial, I didn’t know she was capturing it. I’m so glad she did. I want to remember this. I want to remember that today is a gift and the giver of today wants me to see it and enjoy it with my eyes and heart open.
God, help me hold the things I’m holding right now well,
without worrying about what might get dropped or taken.
Keep my hands and my heart open for new things and new people.
Enlighten the eyes of my heart so that I see clearly this
hope and purpose I’m given for every single day I’m breathing.